May 4 postgame notes
-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.