Postgame notes (Nov. 27)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings lost for the sixth time in seven games, 2-1 to Chicago on Saturday night, and fell to ninth place in the Western Conference, tied in points with San Jose but ahead by goal differential.
– The Kings, after a 12-3-0 start, are now 13-9-0. Through 22 games last season, they were 13-7-2, so they are two points behind last season’s pace.
– The last time the Kings recorded only two points during any seven-game span was when they went 1-6-0 from Feb. 19-March 3, 2009.
– The Kings have been outscored 27-15 in regulation in the past seven games and have totaled only four goals in their last three games.
– The Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play (a 5-on-3 goal) and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. They remain the NHL’s only team not to have allowed a power-play goal at home this season.
– Chicago outshot the Kings 23-22, including 10-3 in the second period. The Kings have recorded 26 or fewer shots in three of their last four games.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 22 shots but lost for the third time in his last four starts.
– Anze Kopitar scored a 5-on-3 goal, his eighth goal of the season and his third power-play goal. Kopitar now has two goals in his last three games.
– Jack Johnson assisted on Kopitar’s goal, for his team-high eighth power-play assist of the season (and his team-high 14th assist overall). Johnson also had a minus-1 rating and is minus-11 in his last seven games.
– Ryan Smyth assisted on Kopitar’s goal but also had a minus-2 rating. Smyth has one goal and two assists in his last three games.
– Dustin Brown had a team-high five shots on goal. Brown and Matt Greene were credited with a team-high five hits each and Rob Scuderi was credited with a team-high five blocked shots.
– Jack Johnson played a team-high 26 minutes, 48 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 23:25.
– The Kings won 22 of 48 faceoffs (46 percent). Michal Handzus won 11 of 12 draws (92 percent) while Anze Kopitar lost 14 of 18 draws (22 percent).
– The Kings are now 3-7-0 when allowing the first goal, 2-6-0 when trailing after the second period and 0-4-0 when trailing after the first period.