June 1 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 106-135 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes an away mark of 47-80. The Kings improved to 6-11 all-time against the Blackhawks in the playoffs (4-3 home, 2-8 road).

-Los Angeles is 7-4 all-time and 3-0 this postseason in Game 7s. The Kings are 4-0 in Game 7s over the last two postseasons. Darryl Sutter is 7-3 in Game 7s, while Justin Williams, Marian Gaborik and Mike Richards improved to 7-0 in Game 7s.

-Justin Williams has 14 points (7-7=14) in seven Game 7s. With two points tonight, he became the NHL’s all-time Game 7 points leader, passing Doug Gilmour (13), Wayne Gretzky (12), Mark Messier (12) and Trevor Linden (12).

-Los Angeles will advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in team history. In 1993 they lost in five games to Montreal, and in 2012 they defeated New Jersey in six games.

-The Kings are 7-0 when facing elimination this postseason.

-Los Angeles is 25-27 all-time in playoff overtime (11-11 home, 14-16 road). This was the first Game 7 overtime in franchise history.

-The Kings became the first team in NHL history to win three Game 7s to reach the Stanley Cup. They were the third team in NHL history to play the maximum 21 games through three rounds, joining 1992-93 Toronto and 2001-02 Colorado. Los Angeles played both of those teams in the playoffs, defeating Toronto and losing to Colorado.

-The Kings have scored in 15 of the last 17 regulation periods.

-Dating back to 2012, Los Angeles is now 9-1 in their last 10 playoff series.

-The Kings will have home ice advantage in a series for only the second time since 1992 (23 series).

-Los Angeles has played 59 playoff games since 2012, the most in the NHL.

-The Kings lead all NHL teams with an average of 3.48 goals per game in the postseason.

– With 24 points (5-19=24), Anze Kopitar trails Wayne Gretzky’s 40 points and Tomas Sandstrom’s 25 points in 1993 on the list of the highest scoring postseasons in Kings history.

-Marian Gaborik leads the Kings with 12 playoff goals. Only Wayne Gretzky (15 goals in 1993) has scored more goals in a single postseason in Kings history. Gaborik has 19 points (12-7=19) in the last 19 games.

-Tyler Toffoli has 13 points (7-6=13), a plus-eight rating and a 57.3% Corsi percentage (188 CF; 140 CA) in 15 career regular season and playoff games against Chicago.

-Jeff Carter has 13 points (6-7=13) in the last eight games.

-Dustin Brown finished with a game-high eight shots on goal and 13 shot attempts.

-Matt Greene finished with a game-high six hits. The Kings out-hit the Blackhawks 43-28.

-Ben Smith finished with a game-high six blocked shots. Chicago out-blocked Los Angeles 23-12.

-The Kings attempted 71 shots (32 on net, 23 blocked, 16 missed). The Blackhawks attempted 57 shots (41 on net, 12 blocked, 4 missed).

-Los Angeles won 36-of-76 faceoffs (47%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 3-of-7 Anze Kopitar won 16-of-28, Jarret Stoll won 10-of-19, and Jeff Carter won 7-of-22.

Monday, June 2 is a day off for the Kings.

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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.