Postgame notes (April 30) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings won another playoff game on the road, as they beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series on Monday night at Scottrade Center.

— The Kings lead 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, with Game 3 to be played Thursday night at Staples Center.

— The Kings are 5-0 on the road in this postseason.

— The Kings have scored four or more goals in three of their seven playoff games. In the regular season, the Kings reached the four-goal mark 23 times in 82 games.

— The Kings scored four first-period goals. They had not scored four goals in a single period in a playoff game since May 7, 1993, against Vancouver, when they scored five third-period goals. The team record for goals in a single playoff period is five, also reached in 1982 against Edmonton (the “Miracle on Manchester” game) and in 1990 against Calgary.

— The Blues outshot the Kings 29-21, including 15-3 in the third period.

— The Kings went 0-for-6 on the power play and 9-for-9 on the penalty kill, with one shorthanded goal. the Kings have scored four shorthanded goals in seven playoff games. The Kings are 0-for-25 on the power play in their last five games and are 30-for-33 on the penalty kill in this postseason. The Kings have allowed three power-play goals and scored three power-play goals and four shorthanded goals.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 27 of 29 shots. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in six of seven games in this postseason.

— Anze Kopitar had two goals, including one shorthanded goal, to push his playoff totals to three goals and three assists in seven games. It was Kopitar’s first multipoint game of this postseason. In 13 career playoff games, Kopitar has five goals and six assists.

— Mike Richards had one goal and one assist, to push his playoff totals to two goals and four assists in seven games. It was Richards’ second multipoint game of this postseason. In 70 career playoff games, Richards has 18 goals and 38 assists.

— Justin Williams had one goal and one assist, to push his playoff totals to one goal and five assists in seven games. It was Williams’ first multipoint game of this postseason. In 58 career playoff games, Williams has 12 goals and 23 assists.

— Jeff Carter had one goal, his first goal and third point of the playoffs. In 54 career playoff games, Carter has 14 goals and 10 assists.

— Dustin Brown had three assists, including one shorthanded assist, to push his playoff totals to four goals and five assists in seven games. Brown now has four shorthanded points in this postseason (two goals, two assists). The last NHL player with at least four shorthanded points in a postseason was Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg in 2008, with five points (two goals, three assists). In 19 career playoff games, Brown has six goals and 10 assists.

— Dustin Penner had two assists, to push his playoff totals to two goals and four assists in seven games. It was Penner’s second multipoint game of this postseason. In 47 career playoff games, Penner has nine goals and 16 assists.

— Matt Greene had one assist, his first assist and second point of the playoffs. In 37 career playoff games, Greene has one goal and three assists.

— Willie Mitchell, Mike Richards and Justin Williams each recoded a team-high three shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high six hits. Mitchell was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 26 minutes, 7 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 25:22. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:54, followed by Mike Richards, at 17:47.

— The Kings won 34 of 69 faceoffs (49 percent). Mike Richards won 14 of 25 draws (56 percent). Jarret Stoll won 7 of 19 draws (37 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 17 draws (53 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.