Postgame notes (June 4) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings moved to within one victory of claiming the Stanley Cup, as they beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings became the first team in NHL history to take a 3-0 lead in all four playoff series.

— Of the 21 skaters who have played in at least one playoff game in this postseason, 17 have scored at least one goal and 18 have recorded at least one point.

— The Devils outshot the Kings 22-21, including 7-6 in the first period.

— The Kings went 2-for-2 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings had been 0-for-18 on the power play in their previous five games. The Kings are 12-for-12 on the penalty kill in this series.

— Jonathan Quick made 22 saves for his third shtuout of these playoffs, and set a franchise record for most shutouts in a single postseason. Quick also recorded his fourth career playoff shutout, which is also a franchise record.

— Anze Kopitar had one goal and one assist (on the power play), to push his playoff totals to a team-high eight goals and 10 assists. In 23 career playoff games, Kopitar has 10 goals and 13 assists.

— Justin Williams had one goal (on the power play) and one assist, to push his playoff totals to three goals and a team-high 11 assists. In 68 career playoff games, Williams has 14 goals and 29 assists.

— Alec Martinez scored a goal, his first career playoff goal and his third point of these playoffs. In 23 career playoff games, Martinez has one goal and three assists.

— Jeff Carter had a power-play goal, his sixth goal and 11th point of the playoffs. In 64 career playoff games, Carter has 19 goals and 13 assists.

— Dwight King had one assist, his first assist and sixth point of the playoffs.

— Dustin Brown had one assist, his 10th assist and 17th point of the playoffs. In 29 career playoff games, Brown has nine goals and 15 assists.

— Mike Richards had one assist (on the power play), his eighth assist and 12th point of the playoffs. In 80 career playoff games, Richards has 20 goals and 42 assists.

— Drew Doughty had one assist (on the power play), his 10th assist and 13th point of the playoffs. In 29 career playoff games, Doughty has eight goals and 16 assists.

— Trevor Lewis had one assist, his sixth assist and seventh point of the playoffs. In 23 career playoff games, Lewis has two goals and nine assists.

— Willie Mitchell had one assist, his second assist and third point of the playoffs. In 68 career playoff games, Mitchell has three goals and nine assists.

— Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne and Justin Williams each recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a game-high eight hits. Matt Greene was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 25 minutes, 29 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 24:05. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 19:32, followed by Dustin Brown, at 19:17.

— The Kings won 30 of 53 faceoffs (57 percent). Anze Kopitar won 8 of 16 draws (50 percent). Jarret Stoll won 10 of 15 draws (67 percent). Mike Richards won 2 of 10 draws (20 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.