May 24 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 104-133 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 58-54. The Kings are 4-9 all-time against the Blackhawks in the playoffs (3-2 home, 1-7 road).

-Los Angeles improved to 17-26 all-time in Game 3s. When winning Game 3, the Kings have won 11 of 16 series. When losing Game 3, they have won seven of 26 series. Los Angeles lost both prior Game 3s this postseason.

-When holding a 2-1 best-of-seven series lead, the Kings have won five of eight series.

-Los Angeles is 14-for-53 (26.4%) on the power play in the last 15 games, dating back to Game 3 versus San Jose.

-Since dropping the first three games of the San Jose series the Kings have gone 10-4, outscoring their opponents 48-28 over that span.

-The Kings lead all NHL teams with an average of 3.29 goals per game in the postseason. Anze Kopitar leads all scorers with 20 points (5-15=20), while Jeff Carter (8-11=19) ranks second with 19 points.

-Carter has points in four straight games (5-5=10) and seven points in the last two games (4-3=7).

-Tanner Pearson has points in four straight games (1-4=5).

-Tyler Toffoli has points in four straight games (3-1=4). He has 10 points (6-4=10), a plus-eight rating and a 54.8% Corsi percentage (119 CF; 98 CA) in 11 career regular season and playoff games against Chicago.

-Anze Kopitar was held scoreless for only the second time this season.

-Drew Doughty blocked a game-high five shots.

-Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell finished with a game-high six hits for Chicago. Matt Greene finished with a team-high five hits for Los Angeles.

-The Kings attempted 57 shots (32 on net, 10 blocked, 15 missed). The Blackhawks attempted 58 shots (27 on net, 16 blocked, 15 missed).

-Los Angeles won 30-of-57 faceoffs (53%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 4-of-10, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-17, Jarret Stoll won 16-of-28 and Jeff Carter won 0-of-2.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 25.

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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.