April 28 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 9-10 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a mark that includes a home record of 6-4. The Kings are 97-129 all-time in the playoffs and 56-52 at home.

-Los Angeles is the ninth NHL club to force a Game 7 after trailing 0-3 in a series. Three teams have won series in which they erased a 3-0 deficit: The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs (over Detroit in the Stanley Cup Final), the 1975 New York Islanders (over Pittsburgh in an NHL quarterfinal) and the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers (over Boston in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals). Mike Richards and Jeff Carter played on the 2010 Flyers, though Carter was injured and did not participate in the series.

-The Kings improved to 14-7 all-time in Game 6s. They have won three of 10 series in which they trailed three games to two.

-The Kings are 4-4 all-time in Game 7s. The last time they played a Game 7 on the road was in the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 29, 2002 at (0-4 L at Colorado). The last time the Kings won a Game 7 on the road was in the Campbell Conference Final on May 29, 1993 (5-4 W at Toronto).

-The Kings have won 11 of their last 13 home playoff games, dating back to June 11, 2012.

-Los Angeles has held the lead for 167:49 of the series, San Jose has held the lead for 103:01 of the series, and the games have been tied for 96:25.

-Home teams are 24-3-1 in the last 28 regular season and playoff games between the Kings and Sharks. In this series, both teams are 2-1 at home.

-The teams have combined for 562 hits in the series.

-Los Angeles is 5-17 (29.4%) on the power play over the last four games.

-Anze Kopitar has points in seven straight playoff games (4-6=10) and eight straight games overall (7-6=13), dating back to the regular season. He set a playoff career high with three points tonight (2-1=3).

-Jeff Carter’s nine game playoff point streak was snapped.

-Jonathan Quick has stopped 60 of 61 shots over the last 128:24 since Joe Pavelski scored a power play goal in Game 4.

-Justin Williams has four goals and five points (4-1=5) in the last three games. He has nine goals in 19 career playoff games versus San Jose and tied a career playoff high with three points in Game 6 (2-1=3).

-Jake Muzzin recorded a game-high four blocked shots.

-Los Angeles attempted 55 shots (30 on net, 13 blocked, 12 missed). San Jose attempted 59 shots (26 on net, 16 blocked, 17 missed). Marian Gaborik and Brent Burns tied with a game-high five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 23 of 56 faceoffs (41%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-13, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-17, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-5, Jarret Stoll won 5-of-13, and Jeff Carter won 1-of-7.

The Kings have scheduled an optional practice for 12:00 p.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Tuesday.

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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.