April 30 postgame notes
-The Los Angeles Kings’ four-game winning streak in Game 1s ended. The Kings are now 16-25 overall in Game 1s in franchise history. The last time the Kings lost a Game 1 and won a series was 2001, when they fell 5-3 in Detroit on April 11, 2001 before rebounding to beat the Red Wings four games to two.
-The Kings’ four game overtime winning streak ended. They fell to 22-23 all-time in playoff overtime, which includes a record of 11-13 on the road. Tuesday marked L.A.’s first overtime playoff loss since Joe Thornton’s series-clinching goal in Game 6 of the 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 25, 2011.
-The Kings trailed for 50:23 in Tuesday’s loss, which marks the largest amount of time spent trailing in a playoff game since a 4-0 loss in Detroit in Game 2 of the 2001 Western Conference Finals. Sergei Fedorov scored 2:16 into that game, allowing the Red Wings to play with the lead for 57:46.
-Justin Williams has three goals and four points in his last five playoff games.
-The Kings fell to 4-9 all-time against the Blues in the playoffs.
-The Kings won 25 of 69 faceoffs (36%). The only King to win the majority of his faceoffs was Trevor Lewis (1-for-1). Mike Richards (11-for-22) was followed by Anze Kopitar (8-for-22), Jarret Stoll (5-for-14), Jeff Carter (0-for-6), Brad Richardson (0-for-2) and Dustin Penner (0-for-2).
-Drew Doughty led all skaters with 31:38 of ice time.
-Ryan Reaves led all skaters with nine hits in a team-low 9:20 of ice time. Dustin Brown led the Kings with six hits.