May 2 postgame notes
-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.