Postgame notes (May 17) - LA Kings Insider

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).

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.