Postgame notes (May 17)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Thursday night at Staples Center to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals.
– The Kings are the third team in NHL history to win 11 of their first 12 playoff games. The Edmonton Oilers did it in 1983 and the Detroit Red Wings did it in 1995. The Kings are also the third team in NHL history to hold a 3-0 lead in each of their first three series. The 1995 Red Wings and the 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins did it. All three of those previous teams lost in the Stanley Cup Finals.
– The Kings outshot the Coyotes 28-19, including 13-4 in the third period.
– The Kings went 0-for-5 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. In 12 playoff games, the Kings have scored six power-play goals and allowed three power-play goals.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 18 of 19 shots. Quick has a 1.41 goals-against average in this postseason.
– Anze Kopitar had a goal, his fifth goal and 14th point of the playoffs. Kopitar has recorded at least one point in six consecutive games, with four goals and six assists in that span. In 18 career playoff games, Kopitar has seven goals and 12 assists.
– Dwight King had a goal, his fifth goal and fifth point of the playoffs. King has scored a goal in three consecutive games, has five goals in his last five games and leads all rookies in goals in this postseason.
– Dustin Brown had one assist, his eighth assist and 15th point of the playoffs. In 24 career playoff games, Brown has nine goals and 13 assists.
– Trevor Lewis had one assist, his fifth assist and sixth point of the playoffs. Lewis has recorded at least one assist in three consecutive games, with four assists in that span. In 18 career playoff games, Lewis has two goals and eight assists.
– Justin Williams had one assist, his eighth assist and 10th point of the playoffs. In 63 career playoff games, Williams has 13 goals and 26 assists.
– Jarret Stoll had one assist, his second assist and fourth point of the playoffs. In 47 career playoff games, Stoll has seven goals and 11 assists.
– Anze Kopitar recorded a game-high four shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high nine hits. Jarret Stoll was credited with a game-high three blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 25 minutes, 39 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 23:21. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:59, followed by Dustin Brown, at 22:35.
– The Kings won 20 of 54 faceoffs (37 percent). Anze Kopitar won 8 of 19 draws (42 percent). Jarret Stoll won 4 of 15 draws (27 percent). Mike Richards won 5 of 13 draws (38 percent).