May 10 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings overcame a 0-2 series deficit for the second time in club history. In 2001, seventh-seeded Los Angeles trailed second-seeded Detroit 2-0 before winning four consecutive games. Prior to this year, the Kings were 1-9 in best-of-seven series when losing the first two games.
-The Kings improved to 13-10 when faced with a chance to close out a series. They are 5-4 under Darryl Sutter with a chance to close out a series.
-The Kings improved to 13-6 all-time in Game 6s.
-The Kings improved to 13-19 all-time in best-of-seven series, and 12-20 all-time when the opponent has home ice advantage in a series.
-The two teams were separated by a two-goal discrepancy for only 5:01 of the 381:26 played in the series. All six games were decided by one goal.
-Including the regular season, the Kings have won 10 straight games at home. Their last home loss was a 1-0 defeat to Vancouver on March 23.
-Jonathan Quick stopped 167-of-177 shots in the series. He is 4-2 with a 1.58 GAA and .944 Sv% in the playoffs.
-Quick won his 24th career playoff game. Kelly Hrudey holds the Kings record with 26 playoff wins.
-Of Dustin Penner’s five career playoff goals with the Kings, three have been game-winners (4/11/12, 4-2 W @ VAN; 5/22/12, 4-3 OTW @ PHX; 5/10/13, 2-1 W vs STL).
-The teams combined for 479 hits in the series (LA: 241, STL:238).
-The Kings killed 15-of-17 penalties in the series (88.2%).
-The Kings won 28-of-53 faceoffs (53%). Mike Richards (7-for-10) was the top performer, while Jarret Stoll (4-for-12) was the low performer. For the Blues, David Backes (10-for-16) was the top performer, while Patrik Berglund (6-for-17) was the low performer.
-Anze Kopitar recorded a game-high six hits.
-Drew Doughty recorded 25:02 ice time, his lowest total since logging 24:41 in a 2-1 win over Columbus on April 18. Jay Bouwmeester logged a game-high 26:25 of ice time.

The Kings have a day off on Saturday. Their next practice is scheduled for 11:00 am on Sunday, May 12 at the Toyota Sports Center.

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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.