May 21 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 103-133 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a road mark of 46-79. The Kings are 3-9 all-time against the playoffs (2-2 home, 1-7 road). Wednesday’s win was the first road playoff victory over Chicago in club history. The teams also met in the 1974 quarterfinals, with the Blackhawks winning in five games.

-Los Angeles improved to 20-26 all-time in Game 2s. When winning a Game 2, the Kings have won 13 of 19 series. Los Angeles is 2-1 in Game 2s this postseason (L @ SJ, W @ ANA, W @ CHI) and 9-3 in Game 2s, dating back to 2010.

-The Kings tied a club postseason record with five third period goals. They had scored five goals in a period in the playoffs before: April 10, 1982, April 10, 1990 and May 7, 1993.

-Los Angeles snapped a six-game regular season and playoff losing streak to Chicago. The Kings’ last win in the United Center was a 5-4 win on March 25, 2013.

-The last time Los Angeles trailed by two goals in a playoff game and won was May 6, 2013, a 4-3 win over St. Louis.

-The Kings lead all NHL teams with an average of 3.25 goals per game in the postseason. Anze Kopitar leads all scorers with 19 points (5-14=19), while Marian Gaborik (9-7=16) and Jeff Carter (7-9=16) are tied for second with 16 points.

-Jeff Carter’s hat trick was the 11th hat trick in Los Angeles postseason history. He also scored three goals in Game 2 of the 2012 Western Conference Final, a 4-0 win at Phoenix. His four points in the third period set a club playoff record and tied an NHL record for most points in one period.

-Marian Gaborik has 16 points (9-7=16) in the last 14 games. His nine postseason goals lead all skaters.

-Doughty’s third period assist was his first point recorded in seven career playoff games against Chicago.

-Tyler Toffoli has nine points (5-4=9), a plus-six rating and a 56.1% Corsi percentage (105 CF; 82 CA) in 10 career regular season and playoff games against Chicago.

-The Blackhawks lost for the first time at home this postseason, falling to 7-1. The loss was only the third in their last 21 home playoff games.

-Jonathan Toews did not attempt a shot on goal.

-Dustin Brown and Brent Seabrook finished tied with a game-high six hits.

-Jeff Carter led all skaters with five shots on goal.

-The Kings attempted 51 shots (31 on goal, 13 blocked, 7 missed). The Blackhawks attempts 47 shots (25 on goal, 17 blocked, 5 missed).

-Los Angels won 43-of-69 faceoffs (61%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 8-of-14, Anze Kopitar won 15-of-21, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Jarret Stoll won 14-of-22, and Jeff Carter won 5-of-12.

-The team has not set its Thursday schedule yet but will hold player and coach media availability at 12:00 p.m. at Toyota Sports Center.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.