April 17 postgame notes
-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 6-8 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a history that includes a road record of 2-4. The Kings are 94-127 all-time in the playoffs and 40-76 on the road.
-The Kings fell to 17-27 all-time in Game 1s. They are 6-20 in playoff series when losing a Game 1. Los Angeles defeated St. Louis but lost to Chicago when dropping Game 1 in last year’s playoffs.
-Thursday’s game ended a streak of 10 straight one-goal road games in the series.
-The Kings suffered their first three-goal playoff loss since falling 6-3 at home to San Jose in Game 4 of the 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals. The 6-3 loss was also the last game that Los Angeles and their opponent combined for nine goals.
-Including playoffs, home teams are 21-1-1 in the last 23 games between the Kings and Sharks.
-Slava Voynov has a five-game playoff point streak (3-4=7). He has nine points (4-5=9) in his last nine playoff games.
-Jeff Carter has a five-game playoff point streak (1-5=6).
-The two teams were credited with a combined 121 hits (Los Angeles – 69; San Jose – 52). Anze Kopitar finished with a game-high nine hits. Dustin Brown and Robyn Regehr were credited with eight hits. For the Sharks, Raffi Torres recorded seven hits, while Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns were credited with six hits.
-Los Angeles attempted 58 shots (34 on net, 19 attempts blocked, 5 missed net). San Jose attempted 65 shots (33 on net, 16 attempts blocked, 16 missed net)
-The Kings won 35-of-68 faceoffs (51%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 8-of-15, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-18, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-5, Jarret Stoll won 11-of-19, and Jeff Carter won 5-of-10.
The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18.