May 28 postgame notes
-The Kings are now 4-4 all-time in Game 7s. This was the first series that the Kings have ever won in which they lost a Game 6. They are now 5-5 in series in which they held home-ice advantage.
-The Kings are 14-19 in best-of-seven series and 17-25 in all playoff series.
-The Kings improved to 15-20 in playoff games in which they faced elimination in a best-of-seven series and 14-10 with a chance to clinch a best-of-seven series.
-The Kings have won six consecutive playoff series.
-The Kings have played 33 playoff games since last year, the most in the NHL. They are 24-9 in those games.
-The Kings are 7-0 at home in the playoffs and have won 14 straight home games, dating back to the regular season.
-The home team has won 16 of the last 17 matchups between the Kings and Sharks over the last two seasons.
-Justin Williams has nine points in four career Game 7s (5-4=9) and has won all four.
-Jonathan Quick has stopped 362 of 382 shots in the playoffs, good for a .948 Sv%. He had a .946 Sv% during last year’s playoff run. He is 28-17 lifetime in the postseason.
-The Kings have killed 18-of-19 penalties at home during the playoffs.
-The Kings won 25-of-55 faceoffs. Anze Kopitar (14-for-25) and Mike Richards (8-for-13) were the top performers, while Jeff Carter (0-for-5) and Brad Richardson (1-for-5) were the low performers.
-Joe Thornton won 10-of-16 faceoffs and Joe Pavelski won 5-of-16 faceoffs for San Jose. Adam Burish and Logan Couture both won 4-of-5 faceoffs.
-The Kings won 13 of 23 faceoffs in the third period.
-Justin Williams and Logan Couture finished with a game-high five shots.
-Wednesday marks the 20-year anniversary of the Kings’ previous Game 7 win, a 5-4 win at Toronto on May 29, 1993.
Wednesday is a day off for the Kings, though there will be content posted throughout the day on LA Kings Insider.