April 24 postgame notes
-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.
There has been 34 goals in this SJ-LA series in 4 games. That's at least 9 more than any of the 7 series LA was a part of in 2012 + 2013.
— Cörey Masisak (@cmasisak22) April 25, 2014
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.