April 17 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-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.

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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.