June 9 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 109-135 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes an away mark of 48-80.

-The Kings improved to 4-5 all-time against the Rangers in the playoffs (3-2 home, 1-3 road).

-Los Angeles is 18-26 all-time and 2-2 this postseason in Game 3s. When winning Game 3, the Kings have won 12 of 17 series.

-The Kings had not led in a span of 249:14 between Duncan Keith’s goal at 11:34 of the third period in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final and Jeff Carter’s goal at 19:59 of the first period tonight.

-Los Angeles won the first two games in overtime followed by a Game 3 shutout in both the 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

-Jonathan Quick posted his ninth career postseason shutout and second of 2014 in his first career game at Madison Square Garden. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Quick is just the second opposing goaltender to record a shutout at Madison Square Garden in the Stanley Cup Final, following Gerry Cheevers, who backstopped the Bruins to a 3-0 Stanley Cup-clinching win in Game 6 on May 11, 1972.

-The last team to win a Stanley Cup Final game with 15 shots or fewer was the Tampa Bay Lightning, who also had 15 in a 2-1 win over Calgary in Game 7 of the 2004 Stanley Cup Final on June 7, 2004.

-Jeff Carter became the fourth player in franchise history to reach double-digits in goals in a single postseason. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Carter’s goal with 0.8 seconds showing on the clock was just the fifth tally in the last second of a period in Stanley Cup Final history. Daniel Alfredsson is the only other player to score such a goal in the past 48 years, doing so in the opening period of Ottawa’s 3-2 loss to Anaheim in Game 4 on June 4, 2007. Carter’s goal was his first postseason game-winner since notching the Stanley Cup-winning goal for Los Angeles in Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final against New Jersey.

-Teams leading the Stanley Cup Final 3-0 have won the series 25 of 26 times (96.2%) since the best-of-seven format in 1939. The only club to come back from a zero-three deficit to win the Stanley Cup was the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, over Detroit.

-The Kings scored at least three goals for the ninth consecutive game. They lead the NHL with 84 goals in the postseason, an average of 3.50 per game.

-With his assist on Jake Muzzin’s goal, Anze Kopitar recorded his 26th point (5-21=26) and moved past Tomas Sandstrom into sole possession of second place in a single Kings playoff year. He trails only Wayne Gretzky, who totaled 40 points (15-25=40) in 1993.

-With his assist on Jeff Carter’s first period goal, Justin Williams increased his point streak to five games (2-7=9). He leads all players in the Stanley Cup Final with six points (1-5=6) and is tied with Carter for second place in playoff scoring with 24 points (8-16=24).

-Los Angeles has scored in 21 of the last 26 regulation periods.

-The Kings improved to 10-0 when they do not allow a power play goal.

-Los Angeles forwards took 10 shots on goal: Carter-4, Richards-2, Gaborik-2, Kopitar-1, Toffoli-1.

-Jake Muzzin finished with a game-high four blocked shots.

-The Kings recorded 33 shot attempts (15 on goal, 11 blocked, 7 missed). The Rangers recorded 59 shot attempts (32 on goal, 20 blocked, 7 missed).

-Los Angeles won 25-of-48 faceoffs (52%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-8, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-16, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Jarret Stoll won 4-of-11, and Jeff Carter won 4-of-9.

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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.