April 22 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 6-10 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a mark that includes a home record of 4-4. The Kings are 94-129 all-time in the playoffs and 54-52 at home.

-The Kings fell to 23-26 all-time in overtime in the playoffs.

-The Kings fell to 16-25 all-time in Game 3s. When losing a Game 3, they are 5-19 all-time in playoff series.

-Three teams in NHL history have rallied to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games: The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs (over Detroit in the Stanley Cup Final), the 1975 New York Islanders (over Pittsburgh in an NHL quarterfinal) and the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers (over Boston in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals). Mike Richards and Jeff Carter played on the 2010 Flyers.

-The last time Los Angeles trailed three-nothing in a playoff series was against Detroit in the 2000 Western Conference quarterfinals. The Red Wings finished the sweep with a 3-0 win at Staples Center on April 19, 2000.

-San Jose won at Staples Center for the first time since a 6-5 shootout win on April 5, 2012. Including playoffs, home teams are 22-2-1 in the last 25 games between the Kings and Sharks.

-Jeff Carter has a seven-game playoff point streak (2-6=8).

-Anze Kopitar has assists in all three games in the series (0-3=3) and a four-game playoff point streak (1-4=5).

-Jonathan Quick is 1-7 in his last eight playoff games.

-The teams combined for 98 hits (LA-53; SJ-45) on Tuesday and have combined for 312 hits in the series. Jarret Stoll and Tommy Wingels each recorded a game-high nine hits.

-The Kings attempted 73 shots (31 on goal, 17 blocked, 25 missed). The Sharks attempted 65 shots (40 on goal, 10 blocked, 15 missed). Brent Burns recorded seven shots on goal with none blocked and none missing the net. He also finished with eight hits. Mike Richards recorded five shots on goal to lead the Kings after opening the series without a shot on goal in Games 1 and 2.

-Los Angeles won 36-of-71 faceoffs. Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 9-of-18, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-25, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Jarret Stoll won 12-of-19, and Jeff Carter won 3-of-8.

The Kings are scheduled to report to Toyota Sports Center at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23. The day’s schedule will be determined on site.

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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.