June 7 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles improved to 108-135 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 61-55.

-The Kings improved to 3-5 all-time against the Rangers in the playoffs (3-2 home, 0-3 road).

-Los Angeles improved to 21-26 in Game 2s and 3-1 in Game 2s this postseason. When winning Game 2, the Kings have won 14 of 20 series.

-The Kings are the first team in league history to win three consecutive playoff games in which they trailed by two goals. They have produced four multi-goal comebacks in one playoff year since the Flyers accomplished the feat in 1987.

-Los Angeles fell behind 2-0 for the fifth time in the past nine games and improved to 4-1 in those games.

-The Kings are the first team to hold a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final after not holding a lead in either of the first two games. The only other time this has happened at any point in the Stanley Cup Playoffs was in 1951, when the Canadiens defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in quadruple-overtime and 1-0 in triple-overtime during a 4-2 Semifinal series win.

-Los Angeles has not led in their past 229:15, a span covering four games. The team’s most recent lead ended when Duncan Keith scored at 11:34 of the third period in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

-Tonight’s game was the second longest game in Kings history. Los Angeles and New York played 30:26 of overtime tonight; Los Angeles and Chicago played 31:40 of overtime on June 8, 2013.

-Tonight’s game was the 15th multi-goal comeback of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, extending an NHL record.

– The winning team has led for fewer than 60 seconds of game action in five of the past eight Stanley Cup Final games.

-The Kings improved to 16-5 at home in the playoffs dating back to June 11, 2012.

-Los Angeles has scored in 19 of the last 24 regulation periods.

-The Kings improved to 5-9 in playoff games in which they allow a power play goal.

-Los Angeles has outscored their opponents 29-16 in third periods this postseason.

-Drew Doughty logged a career-high 41:41 of ice time.

-Jake Muzzin logged a career-high 36:28 of ice time.

-Anze Kopitar logged a career-high 33:57 of ice time. He has points in 18 of 23 playoff games and tied Tomas Sandstrom for the second-most points (5-20=25) in a single postseason in Kings history.

-Justin Williams padded his postseason career high in assists (15) and points (23) in a single playoff year. He has points in four straight games and 12 points (4-8=12) in the last eight games. Williams leads the NHL with a plus-13 rating.

-With 13 goals, Marian Gaborik leads all postseason goal scorers and trails only Wayne Gretzky (15 goals / 1993) for the most goals in a single postseason in franchise history.

-Dwight King has six points (2-4=6) in his last five games.

-Dustin Brown scored his first career playoff overtime goal.

-Willie Mitchell’s last playoff goal was April 11, 2012 at Vancouver, a power play goal past Robert Luongo in a Game 1 win.

-Los Angeles attempted 91 shots (44 on goal, 20 blocked, 27 missed). New York attempted 77 shots (38 on goal, 20 blocked, 19 missed).

-The Kings won 56-of-110 faceoffs (51%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 10-of-14, Anze Kopitar won 16-of-41 (39%). Trevor Lewis won 1-of-2, Jarret Stoll won 23-of-38 and Jeff Carter won 6-of-15.

The Kings are scheduled to travel to New York on Sunday and will not practice.

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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.