May 26 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 105-133 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 59-54. The Kings improved to 5-9 all-time against the Blackhawks in the playoffs (4-2 home, 1-7 road).

-Los Angeles improved to 12-28 all-time and 2-1 this postseason in Game 4s. When winning Game 4, the Kings have won 8 of 11 series.

-The Kings have won all four best-of-seven series in which they held a 3-1 series lead.

-Los Angeles is 16-for-56 (28.6%) 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 11-4, outscoring their opponents 53-30 over that span.

-Los Angeles leads all NHL teams with an average of 3.39 goals per game in the postseason.

-The Kings are 14-4 in the last 18 playoff games at Staples Center, dating back to June 11, 2012.

-Los Angeles is 8-0 when not allowing a power play goal and 8-0 when leading after two periods in the playoffs.

-The Kings have scored goals in eight straight periods.

-Anze Kopitar leads all playoff scorers with 22 points (5-17=22), while Jeff Carter ranks second with 20 points (8-12=20).

-Carter has points in five straight games (5-6=11) and eight points (4-4=8) in his last three games.

-Tanner Pearson has points in five straight games (2-4=6).

-Tyler Toffoli has points in five straight games (3-2=5). He has 11 points (6-5=11), a plus-nine rating and a 54.6% Corsi percentage (131 CF; 109 CA) in 12 career regular season and playoff games against Chicago.

-Justin Williams has 15 points (6-9=15) in the last 15 games in addition to a three-game point streak.

-Marian Gaborik leads all postseason scorers with 10 goals. He moved past his career high of nine playoff goals, set in 2003 with Minnesota.

-Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson tied Brandon Saad and Michal Roszival with a game-high four shots on goal. Pearson finished with a team-high seven shot attempts.

-The Kings blocked 23 shots; the Blackhawks bloed 12. Drew Doughty and Niklas Hjalmarsson finished with a game-high five blocked shots.

-Jonathan Toews’s one blocked shot was the only blocked shot registered by a Chicago forward.

-Drew Doughty’s 23:55 of ice time was his second-lowest total of the postseason.

-Los Angeles attempted 48 shots (21 on goal, 12 blocked, 15 missed). Chicago attempted 62 shots (24 on goal, 23 blocked, 15 missed).

-The Kings won 33-of-57 faceoffs (57%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 2-of-6, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-16, Jarret Stoll won 16-of-24 and Jeff Carter won 6-of-11.

The Kings will travel to Chicago Tuesday morning and are not scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center.

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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.