May 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-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.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.