Postgame notes (June 6) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings missed an opportunity to make history, as they lost to the New Jersey Devils 3-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings now have a 3-3 record in this postseason with a chance to clinch a series. They also lost Game 4 to Vancouver in the first round and Game 4 to Phoenix in the Western Conference Finals. They beat Vancouver in Game 5, Phoenix in Game 5 and St. Louis in Game 4 in the second round.

— The Kings allowed three third-period goals in Game 4. The Kings had allowed one third-period goal in their previous nine games. Before Game 4, the Kings had outscored opponents by a combined margin of 15-5 in this postseason.

— The Devils outshot the Kings 24-22, including 13-8 in the third period.

— The Kings went 1-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 21 of 23 shots.

— Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal, his fourth goal and 14th point of the playoffs. Doughty has three goals and three assists in his last five games. In 30 career playoff games, Doughty has nine goals and 16 assists.

— Mike Richards had a power-play assist, his ninth assist and 13th point of the playoffs. In 81 career playoff games, Richards has 20 goals and 43 assists.

— Anze Kopitar had a power-play assist, his 11th assist and 19th point of the playoffs. In 24 career playoff games, Kopitar has 10 goals and 14 assists.

— Dustin Penner recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Dustin Brown, Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll each recorded a team-high five hits. Willie Mitchell and Rob Scuderi each recorded a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 24 minutes, 46 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 23:52. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:09, followed by Dustin Brown, at 19:50.

— The Kings won 29 of 63 faceoffs (46 percent). Anze Kopitar won 12 of 21 draws (57 percent). Jarret Stoll won 6 of 16 draws (38 percent). Mike Richards won 6 of 15 draws (40 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.