Postgame notes (May 30) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings opened another playoff series with a road victory, as they beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in overtime in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.

— The Kings won Game 1 on the road in all four of their series in these playoffs.

— The Kings have won nine consecutive road games during this postseason and 11 consecutive road playoff games overall, dating to last season. Both are NHL records.

— The Kings are 3-0 in overtime in this postseason.

— The Kings outshot the Devils 25-17, including 9-3 in the second period.

— The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

— Jonathan Quick stopped 16 of 17 shots.

— Anze Kopitar scored the overtime goal, his seventh goal and 16th point of the playoffs. Kopitar recorded his second career playoff overtime goal. He had one in the 2010 first round against Vancouver. Kopitar has six goals and six assists in his last nine games. In 21 career playoff games, Kopitar has nine goals and 12 assists.

— Colin Fraser scored a goal, his first goal and second point of the playoffs. Fraser recorded his first-ever playoff goal, in his 18th game. Of the 20 skaters who have played for the Kings in this postseason, 16 have scored at least one goal.

— Jordan Nolan had one assist, his first assist and second point of the playoffs.

— Justin Williams had one assist, his 10th assist and 12th point of the playoffs. In 66 career playoff games, Williams has 13 goals and 28 assists.

— Drew Doughty had one assist, his ninth assist and 11th point of the playoffs. Doughty has two goals and seven assists in his last eight games. In 27 career playoff games, Doughty has seven goals and 15 assists.

— Anze Kopitar recorded a game-high four shots on goal. Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll each were credited with a team-high five hits. Slava Voynov was credited with a team-high two blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at a game-high 28 minutes, 15 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 27:09. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:01, followed by Dustin Brown, at 20:09.

— The Kings won 31 of 56 faceoffs (55 percent). Anze Kopitar won 14 of 24 draws (58 percent). Mike Richards won 5 of 15 draws (33 percent). Jarret Stoll won 9 of 10 draws (90 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.