Postgame notes (May 20)
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).