May 2 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The last time the Kings were down two games to none in a playoff series was the 2002 first round series against Colorado. After losing the first two games in Denver by scores of 4-3 and 5-3, the Kings split a pair of games in Los Angeles before ultimately falling in seven games. The only time the Kings have won a playoff series after losing the first two games was the 2001 six-game series win over Detroit.
-When the Kings have trailed a series 2-0, they have an all-time series record of 1-10 overall and 1-9 in best-of-seven play.
-The Kings lost a playoff game that they led after two periods for the first time since April 25, 2010. In that game, they led Vancouver 2-1 after two and lost 4-2.
-The Kings fell to 17-24 all-time in Game 2s.
-The Kings have a six-on-five goal and a five-on-three goal in this series. The Blues’ two third period goals were the first two five-on-five goals scored in the series.
-Drew Doughty recorded a game-high 29:45 of ice time. Alex Pietrangelo finished second with 26:31.
-Justin Williams took a game-high eight shots. Jeff Carter took five shots. Nobody else on either team took more than four.
-The Kings won 26-of-58 faceoffs (45%). Jeff Carter (6-of-7) and Anze Kopitar (8-for-22) represented the high and low ends of the team’s performance on faceoffs.
-Anze Kopitar’s last goal came on March 25. His goalless streak reached 18 games.
-Jeff Carter hasn’t recorded a point for four straight games.
-Jonathan Quick has stopped 63-of-67 shots in the series (.940).

The Kings have schedule a 12:00 pm practice at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, May 3.

Rules for Blog Commenting
  • - No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • - Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other commenters, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • - Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • - Please do not discuss, or post links to, websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • - Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.
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.