Feb. 4 game notes
Some notes from last night’s games, plus a bonus video at the end…
– The Kings have tied a franchise record with their eight-game winning streak (also done in 1991-92 and 1972-73). The Kings are also 10-1 in their last 11 games.
– Anze Kopitar has an eight-game point streak (seven goals, eight assists), which ties his career-high (also done Nov. 28-Dec. 12, 2007). Kopitar’s four-point night (two goals, two assists) tied a career high (Feb. 16, 2009). The Kings have a 17-3-0 record when Kopitar scores a goal this season.
– Jack Johnson reached career highs with three assists and four points.
– Michal Handzus (one goal, two assists), Wayne Simmonds (one goal, one assist) and Alexander Frolov (two goals) also had multi-point games.
– Jonathan Quick has won eight consecutive games, a record for a Kings goaltender (previous mark was seven, held by Robb Stauber and Kelly Hrudey). Quick is 13-3-0 in his last 16 games. Quick leads all NHL goalies with 33 wins, two short of the Kings single-season record (Mario Lessard had 35 in 1980-81).
– The Kings have 73 points, their second-best mark after 57 games. This team is also the fastest in team history to reach 35 wins.
– The Kings went 2-for-2 on the power play. After an 0-for-27 stretch in their previous six games, the Kings are now 7-for-18 on the power play in their last six games.
– The Kings improved to 22-0-0 when leading after two periods.
– The Kings are 3-0-0 against the Ducks this season and 12-4-1 against the Pacific Division.
– Drew Doughty played a team-high 25 minutes, 15 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 22:15.
– Kopitar and Handzus tied for the team high with five shots on goal each. Brandon Segal had a team-high five hits and Matt Greene had a team-high three blocked shots.