Postgame notes (Nov. 20)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings lost all of a three-goal, second-period lead, but ended their three-game losing streak with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.
– The Kings are now 3-0 in shootouts, and Michal Handzus has scored the sudden-death winner in two of the them. Handzus beat the Bruins in the sixth round Saturday, and beat the Minnesota Wild in the fifth round on Oct. 25 in Minnesota.
– The Kings were outshot 41-26, as they allowed a season high in shots on goal. The Kings had outshot their opponents in seven consecutive games but now have a 6-1-0 record in games in which they are outshot.
– The Kings improved to 7-0-0 when leading after two periods and evened their season road record to 5-5-0.
– Special teams went on the “loss” side again for the Kings, who went 0-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 38 of 41 shots, one save short of tying his season high. Quick also stopped all six shootout attempts. Quick improved his personal record this season to 11-2-0, including 5-1-0 on the road.
– Michal Handzus had one goal in addition to his shootout winner. Handzus has two goals in his last three games.
– Brad Richardson had one goal. Richardson had been without a point in 11 consecutive games since his hat trick Oct. 23 at Colorado.
– Jarret Stoll had one goal and has now recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 games. Stoll has also recorded at least one point in 14 of 19 games this season.
– Kevin Westgarth had a first-period assist for his first career NHL point.
– Trevor Lewis had two assists for his first points of the season and the first multi-point game of his NHL career.
– Rob Scuderi had one assist and now has five assists, all in his last 10 games. Scuderi had 11 assists in 73 games last season.
– Justin Williams had one assist and now has recorded at least one point in 12 of his last 13 games (seven goals, eight assists).
– Davis Drewiske had one assist, his fifth of the season.
– Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown each had a team-high three shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a game-high seven hits and Jack Johnson was credited with a game-high five blocked shots.
– The Kings won 25 of 68 faceoffs (37 percent).
– Drew Doughty played a game-high 29 minutes, 55 seconds (a season high for Doughty). Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 24:34.