Postgame notes (Oct. 30)
Here are some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings got goals from Justin Wiliams, Michal Handzus and Jarret Stoll and beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Saturday night.
– The Kings, with an 8-3-0 record, awoke this morning with the most (16) in the NHL this season. They also improved to 4-0-0 at home and 3-0-0 against Eastern Conference teams.
– The Kings’ eight wins after 11 games is tied for the second-most in team history. The 1980-81 team had nine wins in its first 11 games.
– The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 35 of their last 38 penalties.
– Jonathan Quick had a season-high 39 saves and improved his record to 7-1-0. Quick now has a .936 save percentage. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in three consecutive starts and in six of eight starts this season.
– Jarret Stoll had one goal and two assists and has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his last nine games.
– Justin Williams had one goal and one assist and has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his last nine games. Williams has a five-game point streak.
– Jack Johnson recorded an assist and has seven assists in his last five games.
– The Kings improved to 5-0-0 when scoring the first goal, 4-0-0 when leading after two periods and 5-1-0 when they are outshot by opponents.
– Willie Mitchell played a team-high 23 minutes, 5 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 20:55.
– Anze Kopitar and Jarret Stoll tied for the team high with four shots on goal. Alexei Ponikarovsky was credited with a team-high five hits and Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.
– The Kings won 23 of 56 faceoffs (41 percent).
– Ilya Kovalchuk did not record a point in 20 minutes, 18 seconds, and had two shots on goal.