May 18 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-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.

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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.