April 15 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 0-3 all-time against Vegas in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 0-1. The Kings fell to 111-143 all-time in the playoffs and 62-59 at home.

-Los Angeles fell to 19-27 all-time in Game 3s. When losing Game 3, they have won 7 of 26 series. The Kings have won one of eight series they have trailed 3-0. Four teams have come back from 3-0 deficits in best-of-seven series: Toronto over Detroit in 1942, the New York Islanders over Pittsburgh in 1975, Philadelphia over Boston in 2010 and Los Angeles over San Jose in 2014.

-In Game 3, the Kings led for 32:56, trailed for 5:37 and were tied for 21:27. Through their first round series, they have led for 32:56, trailed for 83:22 and have been tied for 99:04 of game time.

-Los Angeles has scored three goals through the first three games. The club record for the fewest goals scored in a best-of-seven series is five from 1969, won by St. Louis in four games.

-Since the 2014 Stanley Cup run, the Kings are 1-6 in playoff games decided by one goal.

-The two teams totaled 85 hits (Los Angeles – 45; Vegas – 40) and have now been credited for a combined for 348 hits through the first three games of the series (Los Angeles – 193; Vegas – 155). In Game 3, James Neal was credited with a game-high eight hits. Dustin Brown was credited with six to lead L.A.

-With his third period goal, Anze Kopitar (21 goals) surpassed Marcel Dionne (20 goals) for sixth place on the Kings’ all-time goal list and moved within one goal of tying Justin Williams (22 goals) for fifth place on the all-time goal list.

-Los Angeles attempted 69 shots (39 on goal, 18 blocked, 12 missed). Vegas attempted 65 shots (26 on goal, 19 blocked, 20 missed). Alec Martinez and Tyler Toffoli finished tied with five shots on goal to lead all skaters. Jeff Carter (4 on goal, 2 blocked, 3 missed) led all skaters with nine shot attempts.

-The Kings won 34-of-61 faceoffs (56%). Adrian Kempe won 4-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-22, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-5, Dustin Brown won 0-of-1, Nate Thompson won 9-of-10, Torrey Mitchell won 2-of-4 and Jeff Carter won 5-of-10.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 16 at Toyota Sports Center.

-Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.