Feb. 2 game notes
Here are some notes after last night’s game…
– The Kings have won seven consecutive games, one short of the franchise record set in 1991-92 and 1972-73. This is the Kings’ first seven-game winning streak since Feb. 18-March 2, 1991.
– The Kings, at 34-19-3, have 71 points. That’s the second-highest number of points, after 56 games, in team history, tied with the 1980-81 team. The Kings have reached the 34-win mark faster (in terms of games) than any team in franchise history.
– The Kings improved to 27-4-3 when scoring first, 21-0-0 when leading after two periods and 19-8-3 in one-goal games.
– Anze Kopitar, with a goal, extended his point streak to seven games (five goals, six assists). His career high is eight games (Nov. 28-Dec. 12, 2007).
– Jonathan Quick won his seventh consecutive games in goal, tying a team record for a goalie, set by Kelly Hrudey in 1991-92 and Robb Stauber in 1992-93. Quick has a 1.95 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage during his seven-game win streak. Quick has 32 wins this season, three away from tying Mario Lessard’s single-season record, set in 1980-81.
– Sean O’Donnell had one assist, for his 200th career NHL point.
– Ryan Smyth scored a goal and has four goals and three assists in his last eight games.
– Both teams had 21 shots on goal and were 0-for-3 on the power play.
– Kopitar played a team-high 24 minutes, 49 seconds. Drew Doughty led all Kings defensemen at 23:37.
– Randy Jones had a team-high four shots on goal and Matt Greene had team highs with four hits and three blocked shots (Jones also had three).
– The Kings won 17 of 37 faceoffs (46 percent).