Postgame notes (June 2) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings won again on the road, and won again in overtime, as the beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Saturday night in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Prudential Center.

— The Kings extended their NHL records for most consecutive playoff wins in one season (10) and most consecutive playoff wins over more than one season (12).

— The Kings are the first team to win 10 road games in a single postseason since the 2004 Calgary Flames, who were coached by Darryl Sutter. The New Jersey Devils also won 10 road games in 1995 and 2000.

— The Kings had gone seven consecutive games without allowing a third-period goal.

— The Devils outshot the Kings 33-32, including 11-6 in the first period.

— The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. In the Finals, the Kings are 0-for-3 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 32 of 33 shots.

— Jeff Carter scored an overtime goal, his fifth goal and 10th point of the playoffs. It was Carter’s first-ever overtime playoff goal. In 63 career playoff games, Carter has 18 goals and 13 assists.

— Drew Doughty scored a goal, his third goal and 12th point of the playoffs. Doughty has three goals and seven assists in his last nine games. In 28 career playoff games, Doughty has eight goals and 15 assists.

— Dustin Penner had one assist, his eighth assist and 11th point of the playoffs. In 56 career playoff games, Penner has 10 goals and 20 assists.

— Alec Martinez had one assist, his second assist and second point of the playoffs. In 22 career playoff games, Martinez has three points, on all assists.

— Mike Richards recorded a game-high six shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a game-high five hits. Willie Mitchell and Rob Scuderi each were credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 32 minutes, 19 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 30:36. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 27:03, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 24:49.

— The Kings won 38 of 71 faceoffs (54 percent). Anze Kopitar won 11 of 23 draws (48 percent). Jarret Stoll won 11 of 20 draws (55 percent). Mike Richards won 6 of 12 draws (50 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.