May 10 postgame notes
-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.