May 18 postgame notes
-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 102-133 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a road mark of 45-79. The Kings are 2-9 all-time in the playoffs against Chicago (2-2 home, 0-7 road).
-The Kings are now 18-28 all-time in Game 1s. When losing Game 1, they have won seven of 27 series.
-Game 1 results since Los Angeles’ return to the playoffs in 2010, and the overall series results:
2010: L @ VAN (lost series)
2011: L @ SJS (lost series)
2012: W @ VAN (won series), W @ STL (won series), W @ PHX (won series), W @ NJD (won series)
2013: L @ STL (won series), W vs SJS (won series), L @ CHI (lost series)
2014: L @ SJS (won series), W @ ANA (won series), L @ CHI (TBD)
-The Kings held their opponents to two power plays or fewer for the second time this postseason. The last time Los Angeles held their opponent to under two power plays was on April 9-10, when they went two consecutive games without taking a penalty.
-Anze Kopitar was held without a point for only the second game in the postseason. He has 19 points (5-14=19) in 15 playoff games.
-Jeff Carter took a game-high six shots on goal, his highest shot total since recording six shots in a 4-0 home win over Phoenix on April 2.
-Chicago improved to 7-0 at the United Center in the playoffs this year and 18-2 in their last 20 playoff games at the United Center.
-The Kings attempted 58 shots (26 on goal, 25 blocked, 7 missed). The Blackhawks attempted 43 shots (20 on goal, 15 blocked, 8 missed).
Los Angeles won 31-of-62 faceoffs (50%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 10-of-19, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-20, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Jarret Stoll won 10-of-13, and Jeff Carter won 1-of-8.
The Kings are scheduled to practice at the United Center at 1:30 p.m. CT on Monday, May 19.