Postgame notes (Oct. 21)
Some notes coming out of last night’s game…
– Wayne Simmonds had his first two goals of the season but the Kings lost to Phoenix 4-2 after trailing 3-0 early in the second period.
– The Kings had their three-game winning streak snapped and are now 4-2 this season. They have allowed a shorthanded goal in each of their losses.
– The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and are 1-for-22 for the season, the worst power-play efficiency rate in the NHL. The Kings have scored one power-play goal this season and allowed two shorthanded goals.
– The Kings went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and are 24-for-26 on the season, with one of those goals going into an empty net.
– The Kings outshot the Coyotes 30-27 after being outshot 16-7 in the first period.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 23 of 26 shots and suffered his first loss of the season. Quick had allowed a total of three goals in his first three games, but allowed three goals in the first 26 minutes against Phoenix.
– Brayden Schenn assisted on Wayne Simmonds’ first goal for Schenn’s first-ever NHL point.
– Peter Harrold, who replaced injured defenseman Drew Doughty in the Kings’ lineup, made his season debut. Harrold played 20 minutes, 59 seconds, and had one shot on goal and an even rating.
– Justin Williams had a game-high six shots on goal. Brayden Schenn and Alexei Ponikarovsky each were credited with a game-high four hits and Jack Johnson was credited with a game-high three blocked shots.
– Jack Johnson led the Kings in ice time at 25:10. Jarret Stoll led all Kings forwards at 17:31.
– The Kings won 31 of 61 faceoffs (51 percent).