May 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Kings fell to 10-26 all-time in Game 4s. They are 2-8 in their last 10 Game 4s since defeating Detroit 4-3 in overtime in the Frenzy on Figueroa on April 18, 2001.
-When the Kings have been tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven series, they have won seven of 11 series.
-Including postseason games in 2011 and 2013, the Kings are 10-19-7 in their last 36 games at HP Pavilion, with Saturday’s Game 3 overtime loss counted in the OTL/SOL column.
-The Kings have one win in their last 11 road games.
-The Kings have scored one goal in five of 10 playoff games. They have scored two even strength goals over the last three games.
-The Kings limited the Sharks to 23 shots on goal, San Jose’s lowest total of the postseason.
-The Kings registered 53 hits, led by seven hits credited to Dwight King. James Sheppard led the Sharks with seven hits.
-The Kings won 26-of-60 faceoffs. Anze Kopitar (12-of-20) was the top performer, while Mike Richards (3-of-10), Trevor Lewis (5-of-14) and Jeff Carter (2-of-6) were regulars who finished under 40%. Joe Pavelski (7-of-8) and Joe Thornton (12-of-18) led the Sharks at the faceoff dot.
-Matt Greene played 14:08 in his first playoff game of 2013. Kyle Clifford played 11:25 in his return to the lineup.
-Mike Richards has points in five of his last seven games, having recorded eight points (2-6=8) over that span.
-Anze Kopitar has one goal in his last 26 games.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 12:00 noon on Wednesday.

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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.