Team Recap: 14th-Seeded ’13-’14 Los Angeles Kings

The #14 seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff, the '13-'14 Los Angeles Kings.

The #14 seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff, the ’13-’14 Los Angeles Kings.

  • Dustin Brown (LW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -2   3 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Dan Carcillo (LW)
    • 3 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -4   1 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jeff Carter (RW)
    • 4 GP   1 G   1 A   2 P   -3   14 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Kyle Clifford (LW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   3 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • Drew Doughty (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   2 A   2 P   -6   8 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Matt Frattin (RW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Marian Gaborik (RW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Matt Greene (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -1   0 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Dwight King (LW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -5   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Anze Kopitar (C)
    • 4 GP   2 G   1 A   3 P   -3   12 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   2 Stars
  • Trevor Lewis (C)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   4 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Alec Martinez (D)
    • 4 GP   1 G   0 A   1 P   -1   3 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   2 Stars
  • Willie Mitchell (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -6   2 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jake Muzzin (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   +1   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jordan Nolan (C)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -1   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jonathan Quick (G)
    • 4 GP   0-4-0   3.75 GAA   .885 SV%   0 SO   2 Stars
  • Robyn Regehr (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -5   3 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Mike Richards (C)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -5   8 S   0 GWG   10 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ben Scrivens (G)
    • 1 GP   0-0-0   2.00 GAA    .833 SV%    0 SO   0 Stars
  • Jarret Stoll (C)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -4   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Tyler Toffoli (RW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -4   4 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Slava Voynov (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -6   3 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Justin Williams (RW)
    • 4 GP   1 G   0 A   1 P   -5   15 S   0 GWG   6 PIM   0 Stars

Bold – Team Best

Team Stats:

  • Record: 0-4-0
  • Goals Scored: 5
  • Goals/Game: 1.25
  • Goals Allowed: 17
  • Goals Allowed/Game: 4.25
  • Shots: 104
  • Shots Allowed: 142
  • Shots/Game: 26.0
  • Shots Allowed/Game: 35.5
  • # of PP’s: 9
  • PPG’s: 1
  • PP%: 11.1%
  • TSH: 7
  • PPGA: 1
  • PK%: 85.7%
  • Penalties in minutes: 32

The reigning Stanley Cup champions made it look quite easy at times last season. So, some success was expected in this tournament. However, in their first series, they wound up facing the eventual runners up.

1st Round:

Bye

2nd Round:

Swept by 19th-seeded ’88-’89 Calgary Flames, 4-0

Under the direction of Darryl Sutter, the ’13-’14 Los Angeles Kings finished the regular season with a record of 46-28-8, which was good for 100 points and 3rd in the Pacific Division. This Kings team was ranked 25th in goals for (206), but 1st in goals against (174). Hockey Reference ranked the Kings’ strength of schedule as 14th in the league and their SRS rating system actually had the Kings as the 8th best team in the league. Yet, they won their second Stanley Cup in three years. In the Conference Quarterfinals, they found themselves down 3-0 to the San Jose Sharks, but completed a legendary comeback to advance to the next round. They faced another one of their bitter rivals, the Anaheim Ducks, in the Conference Semifinals and dominated Game 7 to move on to the Conference Finals. They needed yet another Game 7 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks to clinch a trip to the Final. They defeated the New York Rangers in five games to clinch the Cup.

On a team known for its lack of scoring, Anze Kopitar was their lone bright spot. He lead the Kings in goals (29), assists (41) and points (70). Jeff Carter was second on the team in points with 50, but in 10 less games than Kopitar, and Justin Williams was third with 43. Carter was also second on the team in goals with 27 and Williams was third in goals with 19. Mike Richards and Slava Voynov were tied for second on the team in assists with 30. Drew Doughty was third on the team in assists with 27. Kopitar also was top on the team in plus/minus at +34 and Tyler Toffoli was 2nd at +21. This team was also known for its great goaltending. Jonathan Quick was the main man and he posted a 2.07 goals against average and a .915 save percentage with six shutouts. However, they had two backups throughout the year in Martin Jones and Ben Scrivens and both of them posted sub-2.00 goals against averages and save percentages above .930% with multiple shutouts. Besides the Stanley Cup, this team had a full trophy case. Quick was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy. Dustin Brown was awarded the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award and finally, Justin Williams was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Up next is the #15 seed, the ’73-’74 Philadelphia Flyers!

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