The 1989 Los Angeles Kings are one of 22 teams to have rebounded from a 3-1 series deficit, having defeated the Edmonton Oilers three straight times in the Smythe Division Semifinals before eventually succumbing in four games to the eventual Cup-winning Calgary Flames in the second round. The Kings have won one of the 11 series in which they trailed three games to one, though they have won five of the last six Game 5s when faced with a 3-1 series deficit.

In Los Angeles’ most recent game played when faced with a 3-1 deficit, Jonathan Quick stopped 51 shots as Wayne Simmonds, Kyle Clifford and Dustin Penner scored in a 3-1 victory at San Jose on April 23, 2011.

Kings history when trailing 3-1 in a playoff series:

1974 Quarterfinals
Game 5: Los Angeles 0 at Chicago 1
-Kings lose series, 4-1

1977 Quarterfinals
Game 5: Los Angeles 3 at Boston 1
Game 6: Los Angeles 3 vs Boston 4
-Kings lose series, 4-2

1982 Division Finals
Game 5: Los Angeles 2 at Vancouver 5
-Kings lose series, 4-1

1987 Division Semifinals
Game 5: Los Angeles 4 at Edmonton 5
-Kings lose series, 4-1

1988 Division Semifinals
Game 5: Los Angeles 4 at Calgary 6
-Kings lose series, 4-1

1989 Division Semifinals
Game 5: Los Angeles 4 vs Edmonton 2
Game 6: Los Angeles 4 at Edmonton 1
Game 7: Los Angeles 6 vs Edmonton 3
-Kings win series, 4-3

1991 Division Finals
Game 5: Los Angeles 5 vs Edmonton 2
Game 6: Los Angeles 0 at Edmonton 3
-Kings lose series, 4-2

1993 Stanley Cup Final
Game 5: Los Angeles 1 at Montreal 4
-Kings lose series, 4-1

2001 Conference Semifinals
Game 5: Los Angeles 1 at Colorado 0
Game 6: Los Angeles 1 vs Colorado 0 (2 OT)
Game 7: Los Angeles 1 at Colorado 5
-Kings lose series, 4-3

2002 Conference Quarterfinals
Game 5: Los Angeles 1 at Colorado 0 (OT)
Game 6: Los Angeles 3 vs Colorado 1
Game 7: Los Angeles 0 at Colorado 4
-Kings lose series, 4-3

2011 Conference Quarterfinals
Game 5: Los Angeles 3 at San Jose 1
Game 6: Los Angeles 3 vs San Jose 4 (OT)
-Kings lose series, 4-2

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#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

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.

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#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

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#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.

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