April 30 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-The Los Angeles Kings’ four-game winning streak in Game 1s ended. The Kings are now 16-25 overall in Game 1s in franchise history. The last time the Kings lost a Game 1 and won a series was 2001, when they fell 5-3 in Detroit on April 11, 2001 before rebounding to beat the Red Wings four games to two.
-The Kings’ four game overtime winning streak ended. They fell to 22-23 all-time in playoff overtime, which includes a record of 11-13 on the road. Tuesday marked L.A.’s first overtime playoff loss since Joe Thornton’s series-clinching goal in Game 6 of the 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 25, 2011.
-The Kings trailed for 50:23 in Tuesday’s loss, which marks the largest amount of time spent trailing in a playoff game since a 4-0 loss in Detroit in Game 2 of the 2001 Western Conference Finals. Sergei Fedorov scored 2:16 into that game, allowing the Red Wings to play with the lead for 57:46.
-Justin Williams has three goals and four points in his last five playoff games.
-The Kings fell to 4-9 all-time against the Blues in the playoffs.
-The Kings won 25 of 69 faceoffs (36%). The only King to win the majority of his faceoffs was Trevor Lewis (1-for-1). Mike Richards (11-for-22) was followed by Anze Kopitar (8-for-22), Jarret Stoll (5-for-14), Jeff Carter (0-for-6), Brad Richardson (0-for-2) and Dustin Penner (0-for-2).
-Drew Doughty led all skaters with 31:38 of ice time.
-Ryan Reaves led all skaters with nine hits in a team-low 9:20 of ice time. Dustin Brown led the Kings with six hits.

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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.