April 24 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 7-10 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a mark that includes a home record of 5-4. The Kings are 95-129 all-time in the playoffs and 55-52 at home.

-The Kings improved to 11-27 all-time in Game 4s and 16-20 all-time when facing elimination.

-Los Angeles is 1-11 all-time in series in which they trail three games to one. The only series win was the 1989 Smythe Division Semifinal against Edmonton, in which the Kings held home ice advantage.

-The Kings are 33-24 all-time in Games 5, 6 and 7.

-Los Angeles has held the lead for 81:07 of the series (32.9%), the Sharks have held the lead for 103:01 of the series (41.8%), and the game has been tied for 62:12 (25.3).

-Including playoffs, home teams are 23-2-1 in the last 26 games between the Kings and Sharks.

-Home teams are 15-1 in the Western Conference and 6-9 in the Eastern Conference.

-Jeff Carter increased his point streak to eight playoff games (2-7=9).

-Anze Kopitar has assists in all four games in the series (0-4=4) and a five-game playoff point streak (1-5=6).

-San Jose has outscored Los Angeles 20-14 in the series (5.0 to 3.5 per game).

-The teams have combined for 395 hits in the series. Dustin Brown finished with a game-high 10 hits.

-Marian Gaborik had his second career two-goal game in the playoffs. His previous two-goal game was on May 2, 2003 versus Vancouver, while he was on Minnesota. Justin Williams had his second career two-goal game in the playoffs. His previous two-goal game was May 28, 2013 versus San Jose.

-Los Angeles attempted 53 shots (31 on net, 10 blocked, 12 missed). San Jose attempted 71 shots (39 on net, 12 blocked, 20 missed).

-Mike Richards blocked a game-high four shots.

-The Kings won 31 of 68 faceoffs (46%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 7-of-16, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-20, Jarret Stoll won 13-of-24, and Jeff Carter won 2-of-7.

The Kings are scheduled to report to the Toyota Sports Center at 12:00 p.m. on Friday. 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.