May 4 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-This series marks the first playoff series between Los Angeles and St. Louis that will not result in a sweep. Previous series include sweeps in 1969 (Blues / second round), 1998 (Blues / first round) and 2012 (Kings / second round).
-Jonathan Quick earned his fifth career playoff shutout, a Kings record. His 21 playoff wins are five short of Kelly Hrudey’s club record of 26.
-Quick’s save percentage in the series is now .959 after he stopped all 30 St. Louis shots in the win.
-The teams combined for 92 hits (LA – 53, STL – 39). Los Angeles registered 29 hits in the first period. In the series the teams have combined for 247 hits (LA: 132, STL: 115).
-Dustin Brown was credited with eight hits and now has 20 hits in the series.
-The Kings have won five straight Game 3s.
-Including the regular season, the Kings have now won eight straight at home and are 20-4-1 in 25 home games overall.
-The Kings have not allowed a first period goal during their eight-game home winning streak. The last first period goal scored by an opponent at Staples Center was Mason Raymond’s breakaway goal in a 1-0 Vancouver win on March 23.
-The Kings are 12-of-13 on the penalty kill in the series. Including the regular season, the Kings have killed 64 of their last 71 penalties (90.1%).
-Los Angeles hasn’t finished above 50% at the faceoff dot in any game of the series. Tonight was the team’s best performance on faceoffs (28-for-57; 49%). Mike Richards (6-for-9) and Jarret Stoll (6-for-17) represented the high and low of the Kings’ success rates.
-In the series, Mike Richards (20-for-37; 54.0%) and Anze Kopitar (20-for-53; 37.7%) represent the high and low overall. The Kings have won 42.9% of faceoffs in the series, which currently ranks 15th of 16 teams.

The Kings are scheduled to report to Toyota Sports Center at 11:30 am Sunday morning.

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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.