April 17 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 0-4 all-time against Vegas in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 0-2. The Kings fell to 111-144 all-time in the playoffs, 62-60 at home and 12-31 all-time in Game 4s.

-Los Angeles was swept in a series for the first time since their first round series against Detroit in 2000. The only other year they were swept in four games in the first round was 1998 against St. Louis.

-In Game 4, the Kings trailed for 35:56 and were tied for 24:04. In their first round series, they led for 32:56, trailed for 119:18 and were tied for 123:08 of game time.

-Los Angeles scored three goals in the series, setting a franchise-low for the fewest goals scored in a series of three games or low. Their two lowest-scoring series of at least three games prior to 2018 was five goals versus St. Louis in the 1969 Semifinals (four games) and six goals versus Detroit in the 2000 Western Conference Quarterfinals (four games).

-In the nine games played since the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Kings are 1-8 and 0-5 at home. Seven of their eight losses were decided by one goal. In the lone defeat by wider than a one-goal margin, Los Angeles and San Jose were tied after two periods in Game 5 in 2016.

-Since (and including) the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Jonathan Quick is 42-31 with a 2.04 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. His 85 consecutive games played in the playoffs is the fourth longest streak all time (trailing Martin Brodeur-194, Patrick Roy-133 and Henrik Lundqvist-127) and second longest active streak.

-Jeff Carter appeared in his 73rd career playoff game with Los Angeles, tying Justin Williams for seventh place on the club’s all-time playoff games played list.

-The Kings attempted 67 shots (31 goals, 20 blocked, 16 missed). The Golden Knights attempted 41 shots (21 on goal, 7 blocked, 13 missed). Dustin Brown led all skaters with six shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 29-of-53 faceoffs (55%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-7, Anze Kopitar won 17-of-24, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Nate Thompson won 4-of-6, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-4 and Jeff Carter won 5-of-11.

-Lead photo via Harry How/Getty Images

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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.