Postgame notes (June 9) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings missed a second opportunity to win the Stanley Cup, as they lost 2-1 to the New Jersey Devils in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night at Prudential Center. The Kings lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

— Only the 1942 Detroit Red Wings and the 1945 Toronto Maple Leafs have been forced to a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Finals after taking a 3-0 series lead. The 1942 Red Wings lost to the Maple Leafs in seven games. The 1945 Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings in seven games.

— The Kings now have a 3-4 record in this postseason with a chance to close out a series.

— The Kings had been 10-0 on the road before last night’s loss, a record for most consecutive road wins in a single postseason. The Kings had also recorded a league-record 12 consecutive road playoff wins, dating to last season.

— Three of the Kings’ four losses in these playoffs have come when they allow the first goal of the game.

— The Kings outshot the Devils 26-19, including 9-3 in the third period.

— The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 18 of 19 shots. In Quick’s four losses in this postseason, the Kings have scored a total of three goals.

— Justin Williams scored the Kings’ goal, his fourth goal and 15th point of the playoffs. Williams has two goals and one assist in his last three games. In 70 career playoff games, Williams has 15 goals and 29 assists.

— Matt Greene had an assist, his fourth assist and fifth point of the playoffs. In 49 career playoff games, Greene has one goal and six assists.

— Dwight King recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Jarret Stoll was credited with a team-high five hits. Slava Voynov was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 25 minutes, 41 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 22:47. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:02, followed by Justin Williams, at 19:30.

— The Kings won 25 of 53 faceoffs (47 percent). Jarret Stoll won 9 of 19 draws (47 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 18 draws (50 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.