Some notes from last night’s game…
— The Kings advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001, as they beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in overtime in Game 5 of their first-round series on Sunday night at Rogers Arena.
— The Kings won the best-of-seven series 4-1. It was the first time in franchise history that the Kings won a best-of-seven series in five games. The Kings have never swept a best-of-seven series.
— This is the 10th season in which the Kings have reached at the least the second round of the playoffs, and the first time since 2001.
— Jarret Stoll scored the winning goal 4:27 into overtime. Stoll also scored the game-winning goal in Game 2, which made him the second player in Kings history to score two game-winning goals in the same series. Butch Goring scored two overtime goals in the second round against Boston in 1976. It was the third time that the Kings won a series with an overtime goal. Mike Krushelnyski eliminated Calgary with an overtime goal in 1990 and Adam Deadmarsh eliminated Detroit with an overtime goal in the first round in 2001.
— This was the 10th time, since the NHL went to its current conference alignments in 1994, that a No. 8 seed eliminated a No. 1 seed. It was also the sixth time a President’s Trophy winner was eliminated in the first round since the award was established in 1986.
— The Kings now have a 9-7 record all-time in games with a chance to clinch a playoff series.
— The Kings’ all-time record in overtime playoff games is now 19-22, including 8-12 on the road.
— The Kings now have a all-time record of 3-2 in playoff series against Vancouver. The Kings won in 1991, 1993 and 2012 while the Canucks won in 1982 and 2010.
— Of the 20 players who dressed for the Kings in Game 5, 10 had never before won a playoff series: Jonathan Bernier, Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, Dwight King, Anze Kopitar, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Jordan Nolan, Jonathan Quick and Slava Voynov.
— In the regular season, the Kings had a 8-22-7 record when they allowed the first goal and a 1-22-3 record when they trailed after the second period.
— The Kings outshot the Canucks 37-27, including 13-9 in the third period.
— The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill. In the series, the Kings went 3-for-26 on the power play and 18-for-21 on the penalty kill, and scored two shorthanded goals.
— Jonathan Quick stopped 26 of 27 shots. Quick stopped 164 of 172 shots in the series and allowed two or fewer goals in four of the five games.
— Jarret Stoll had two goals and two points in the series. Stoll has seven goals and nine assists in 40 career playoff games.
— Brad Richardson scored a goal, his first goal and first point of the series. Richardson has five goals and four assists in 23 career playoff games.
— Trevor Lewis had one assist, his first assist and second point of the series. Lewis has two goals and four assists in 11 career playoff games.
— Drew Doughty had one assist, his second assist and second point of the series. Doughty has five goals and eight assists in 17 career playoff games.
— Dwight King recorded a game-high five shots on goal. Jarret Stoll was credited with a game-high seven hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high eight blocked shots.
— Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 28 minutes, 17 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 25:22. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 23:36, followed by Mike Richards, at 21:44.
— The Kings won 31 of 54 faceoffs (57 percent). Jarret Stoll won 10 of 16 draws (63 percent). Mike Richards won 10 of 14 draws (71 percent). Anze Kopitar won 8 of 14 draws (57 percent).