Postgame notes (Dec. 3)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings are 11-0-0 when leading after two periods this season, and are 13-3-2 when scoring first.
– The Kings are seven games above .500 for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
– The Kings went 1 for 4 on the power play and 2 for 3 on the penalty kill but failed on a two-man advantage that started late in the first period and lasted a full two minutes.
– Drew Doughty, in 29 games this season, has almost matched last season’s 81-game production. Doughty scored his seventh goal last night, compared to six last season, and has 21 points, compared to 27 last season. Doughty also scored his fourth power-play goal and his third game-winning goal of the season. Michal Handzus also has three game-winning goals.
– Brad Richardson, who had not recorded a point before Tuesday’s game at Anaheim, had a goal in that game and one goal and one assist against Ottawa.
– Randy Jones, who scored a goal, has four goals and five assists in 11 games with the Kings.
– Wayne Simmonds scored on a penalty shot — the first of his career — and extended his career-high point streak to five games (four goals, two assists). The Kings are now 14-for-41 all-time on penalty shots.
– Justin Williams, with two goals and one assist, had his second three-point game of the season. Williams also had a team-high four shots on goal.
– Jack Johnson had one assist and was credited with a team-high eight hits.
– Alexander Frolov had two assists for his fourth multi-point game of the season.
– Jonathan Quick made 27 saves. The Kings have allowed at least 30 shots on goal in five of their last six games. Ottawa had exactly 10 shots in each period.
– Michal Handzus is 39-for-53 on faceoffs in the last three games (73.6 percent).
– Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 24:11. Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 21:37.
– The Kings continued their recent surge in the faceoff circle by winning 32 of 51 draws (63 percent). Anze Kopitar was also 8 for 10.