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).