Postgame notes (May 20) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from yesterday’s game…

— The Kings lost for only the second time in this postseason, as they fell to the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday at Staples Center. The Kings lead 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.

— The Kings’ only other loss in this postseason came in Game 4 of the first-round series against Vancouver, in the same situation, with a chance to complete a sweep at home.

— The Kings were shut out for the first time in this postseason. They had not been shut out since March 26, in a 1-0 regular-season loss to Vancouver.

— The Kings were shut out in a playoff game for the first time since April 29, 2002, when they lost to the Colorado Avalanche and goalie Patrick Roy.

— The Kings allowed a first-period goal to Shane Doan and a second-period goal to Doan. It was the second time in this postseason that they had allowed back-to-back goals in a game and the second time they had faced a two-goal deficit. The other instance, for both, was Game 4 against Vancouver.

— The Kings now have a 10-8 all-time record in games with a chance to close out a series. They are 2-2 in this postseason.

— The Kings outshot the Coyotes 36-21, including 13-7 in the third period. Every Kings skater recorded at least one shot on goal.

— The Kings went 0-for-6 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings are 2-for-23 on the power play in this series. The Kings had killed 30 consecutive penalties under Shane Doan’s first-period power-play goal.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 19 of 21 shots.

— Drew Doughty and Trevor Lewis each recorded a game-high five shots on goal. Lewis was credited with a game-high five hits. Doughty was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 25 minutes, 53 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 23:15. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 21:06, followed by Dustin Brown, at 20:26.

— The Kings won 33 of 59 faceoffs (56 percent). Anze Kopitar won 11 of 21 draws (52 percent). Mike Richards won 10 of 19 draws (53 percent). Jarret Stoll won 7 of 11 draws (64 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.