Postgame notes (April 25) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings had their season ended with a 4-3 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series on Monday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings lost 4-2 in the best-of-seven series. Three of the games went to overtime, and both teams scored exactly 20 goals in the series.

— The last time the Kings lost three overtime games in one series was the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals against Montreal (Games 2, 3 and 4).

— The road team won Games 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in the series. The Kings have now lost five consecutive playoff home games.

— The Kings now have an 8-19 record, all-time, in best-of-seven series.

— The Sharks outshot the Kings 35-29, including 16-5 in the first period. The Kings were outshot by a combined total of 229-169 in the series. The Kings allowed 34 or more shots on goal in five of the six games. In the regular season, they averaged 27.9 shots on goal against per game.

— The Kings went 2-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. In the series, the Kings went 5-for-24 on the power play and 21-for-23 on the penalty kill.

— The Kings were charged with 28 giveaways in Game 6, compared to the Sharks’ seven giveaways.

— Kyle Clifford, Jack Johnson, Brad Richardson and Ryan Smyth all tied for the team lead in the series with five points. Clifford and Justin Williams each had a team-high three goals. Johnson had a team-high four assists.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 31 of 35 shots. For the series, Quick stopped 209 of 229 shots, for a 3.16 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.

— Trevor Lewis had one goal and one assist, both on the power play.

— Justin Williams had one goal. Williams has 11 goals and 18 assists in 51 career playoff games.

— Ryan Smyth had one goal, his second of the series. Smyth has 28 goals and 31 assists in 93 career playoff games.

— Jarret Stoll had two assists, giving him three assists for the series. Stoll has 5 goals and nine assists in 35 career playoff games.

— Jack Johnson had one assist. Johnson has one goal and 11 assists in 12 career playoff games.

— Alec Martinez had one assist, for his first point of the series and his first career playoff point.

— Ryan Smyth and Justin Williams each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Kyle Clifford was credit with a game-high seven hits and Rob Scuderi was credited with a game-high six blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 26 minutes, 18 seconds. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time at 19:50.

— The Kings won 28 of 55 faceoffs (43 percent).

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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.