April 26 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 8-10 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a mark that includes a road record of 3-6. The Kings are 96-129 all-time in the playoffs and 41-77 on the road.

-Saturday’s win ended an eight-game playoff road losing streak since a 3-2 overtime win at St. Louis on May 8, 2013.

-Los Angeles improved to 17-13 all-time in Game 5s and 17-20 all-time when facing elimination.

-The Kings have won three of 10 series in which they trailed three games to two.

-Jonathan Quick posted his eighth career playoff shutout.

-Los Angeles has held the lead for 132:58 of the series, San Jose has held the lead for 103:01 of the series, and the games have been tied for 70:21.

-The Kings’ win marked only the fourth time in the last 27 games between the teams that the home team failed to win. Home teams are 23-3-1 in the last 27 regular season and playoff games between the Kings and Sharks.

-Jeff Carter has recorded points in nine straight playoff games (3-7=10).

-Anze Kopitar has a six-game playoff point streak (2-5=7).

-The teams have combined for 499 hits in the series.

-With seven shots on goal, Justin Williams was the only player on either team to finish with more than seven shots.

-The Kings attempted 62 shots (41 on net, 11 blocked, 10 missed), and the Sharks attempted 62 shots (30 on net, 16 blocked, 16 missed).

-The Kings won 27-of-52 faceoffs (52%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 4-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 5-of-10, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-3, Jarret Stoll won 9-of-16, and Jeff Carter won 8-of-11.

The Kings have scheduled an optional practice for 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at TSC.

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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.