Some notes from last night’s game…
— The Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Friday night at Rogers Arena to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven first-round series.
— This is the second time in franchise history that the Kings have held a 2-0 series lead. In 1968, the Kings led Minnesota 2-0 but lost the series in seven games.
— Dustin Brown became the first player in Kings history to score two shorthanded goals in a playoff game. The last NHL player to do it was John Madden, for New Jersey, in a 2006 game against the New York Rangers. Brown’s shorthanded goals were the 15th and 16th in Kings playoff history. The last Kings player to score a shorthanded playoff goal was Dave Taylor in the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals.
— The Kings scored two shorthanded goals in a playoff game for the third time in franchise history. Jari Kurri and Dave Taylor scored shorthanded goals on May 21, 1993, against Toronto, and Mike Murphy and Andre St. Laurent scored shorthanded goals on April 9, 1980, against the New York Islanders.
— The Canucks outshot the Kings 48-26, including 23-9 in the third period.
— The Kings went 1-for-4 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill, with two shorthanded goals. In two games, the Kings are 3-for-12 on the power play and 10-for-10 on the penalty kill, with two shorthanded goals.
— In the playoffs, the Kings are now 1-0 when scoring the first goal, when leading after the first period and when leading after the second period.
— Jonathan Quick stopped 46 of 48 shots. Quick faced 23 shots on goal in the third period, the most a Kings goalie has ever faced in a single period in a playoff game. Kelly Hrudey faced 22 shots in the third period on May 17, 1993, against Toronto, and Roland Melanson faced 22 shots in the first period on April 6, 1988, against Calgary. Quick also made 22 saves in the third period, the most a Kings goalie has ever saved in a single period in a playoff game. Quick stopped 19 shots in the first period on April 23, 2011, against San Jose, Hrudey stopped 19 shots in the third period on May 17, 1993, against Toronto, and Glenn Healy stopped 19 shots in the third period on April 20, 1989, against Calgary.
— Dustin Brown scored two shorthanded goals and had one power-play assist. Brown has three goals and one assist in the series. Brown has five goals and six assists in 14 career playoff games.
— Jarret Stoll scored a power-play goal, for his first point of the series. Stoll has six goals and nine assists in 37 career playoff games.
— Trevor Lewis scored one goal, for his first point of the series. Lewis has two goals and three assists in eight career playoff games.
— Anze Kopitar had a shorthanded assist, for his second assist and second point of the series. Kopitar has two goals and five assists in eight career playoff games.
— Justin Williams had a power-play assist, for his second assist and second point of the series. Williams has 11 goals and 20 assists in 53 career playoff games.
— Dustin Penner had one assist, for his first assist and second point of the series. Penner has eight goals and 13 assists in 42 career playoff games.
— Dustin Brown recorded a team-high five shots on goal. Colin Fraser was credited with a team-high six hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high six blocked shots.
— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 25 minutes, 20 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 24:51. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 20:20, followed by Dustin Brown, at 19:29.
— The Kings won 31 of 69 faceoffs (45 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 24 draws (38 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 19 draws (63 percent). Mike Richards won 6 of 15 draws (40 percent).
Rules for Blog Commenting
Please flag any comments that violate the site rules for moderation. For immediate problems regarding problematic posts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.