Postgame notes (May 22)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history as they beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night at Jobing.com Arena.
– The Kings are the second team in NHL history to reach the Stanley Cup Finals as the No. 8 seed in either conference. The first team was the 2006 Edmonton Oilers, a team that included current Kings Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll.
– The Kings have a 12-2 in this postseason, and have become the seventh team in NHL history to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 14 games. That’s since 1987, when the league went to a four-round, best-of-seven series format. No team has reached the Finals in fewer than 14 games.
– The Kings are 8-0 on the road in this postseason, and have become the first team to ever win eight consecutive road games in a single postseason. Dating to last season, the Kings have won 10 consecutive road playoff games, an NHL record for most consecutive road wins spanning more than one year.
– The Kings have scored five shorthanded goals in this postseason, the most in a single playoff year since the Detroit Red Wings scored six in 2008.
– The Kings outshot the Coyotes 51-41, including 20-10 in the second period.
– The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill. In the series, the Kings went 2-for-27 on the power play and 17-for-19 on the penalty kill, with one shorthanded goal.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 38 of 41 shots. In the series, Quick allowed eight goals in five games.
– Dustin Penner scored the game-winning goal, 17:42 into overtime, and had one assist, to push his playoff totals to three goals and seven assists. It was Penner’s first career playoff overtime goal. It was Penner’s third multi-point game of this postseason. In 54 career playoff games, Penner has 10 goals and 19 assists.
– Drew Doughty had one goal and one (shorthanded) assist, to push his playoff totals to two goals and eight assists. It was Doughty’s second multi-point game of this postseason. In 26 career playoff games, Doughty has seven goals and 14 assists.
– Anze Kopitar had one goal, a shorthanded goal, his sixth goal and 15th point of the playoffs. In 20 career playoff games, Kopitar has eight goals and 12 assists.
– Mike Richards had one goal, his fourth goal and 11th point of the playoffs. In 77 career playoff games, Richards has 20 goals and 41 assists.
– Jeff Carter had two assists, to push his playoff totals to five assists and nine points. In 61 career playoff games, Carter has 17 goals and 13 assists.
– Colin Fraser had one assist, for his first career playoff point in his 17th game.
– Dustin Brown had one assist, a shorthanded assist, his ninth assist and 16th point of the playoffs. Brown has five shorthanded points in this postseason. The last time a player had that many shorthanded points in a single postseason was Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg in 2008. In 26 career playoff games, Brown has nine goals and 14 assists.
– Justin Williams had one assist, his ninth assist and 11th point of the playoffs. In 65 career playoff games, Williams has 13 goals and 27 assists.
– Slava Voynov had one assist, his second assist and third point of the playoffs.
– Justin Williams recorded a game-high eight shots on goal. Dustin Brown and Trevor Lewis each were credited with a team-high five hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high five blocked shots.
– Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 34 minutes, 56 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 30:12. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 30:24, followed by Dustin Brown, at 27:35.
– The Kings won 49 of 100 faceoffs (49 percent). Anze Kopitar won 17 of 40 draws (43 percent). Jarret Stoll won 16 of 29 draws (55 percent). Mike Richards won 12 of 24 draws (50 percent).