Postgame notes (Dec. 29)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings had their four-game winning streak ended with a 6-3 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.
– The Kings matched their season-worst by allowing six goals. It happened for the third time this season, and the other two games were also on the road, a 6-3 loss at San Jose on Nov. 15 and a 6-4 loss at St. Louis on Dec. 16.
– The Kings allowed four first-period goals, the most goals they have allowed in a single period this season. The Kings allowed three goals in the third period of their Nov. 15 loss at San Jose, three goals in the third period of their 5-3 loss to Columbus on Nov. 17 and three goals in the second period of their Dec. 16 loss at St. Louis.
– The Kings were outshot 31-26. The Kings had allowed their opponents 30 or fewer shots on goal in six consecutive games.
– The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings had allowed fewer than two power-play goals in six consecutive games, and 15 of their previous 17 games.
– The Kings fell to 9-11-1 on the road, 5-10-1 when allowing the first goal, 1-6-1 when trailing after the first period and 3-9-1 when trailing after the second period.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 12 of 18 shots and was pulled from the game after allowing Phoenix’s sixth goal, 10:03 into the second period. It was the first time this season that a Kings goalie was pulled from a game. Jonathan Bernier came on in relief and stopped all 13 shots he faced.
– Marco Sturm scored one goal. Sturm has scored a goal in consecutive games and has two goals and one assist in his five games with the Kings.
– Brad Richardson scored one goal. Richardson has two goals and one assist in his last five games.
– Ryan Smyth scored one goal, on the power play. Smyth has five goals in his last 10 games, four of which have come on the power play.
– Anze Kopitar had two assists for his second consecutive multi-point game and his third multi-point game in his last five games. In 13 games in December, Kopitar has seven goals and 12 assists.
– Jack Johnson had one assist, on the power play. Johnson has a five-game point streak, which includes one goal and five assists. Of Johnson’s 22 assists this season, 15 have come on the power play. Johnson leads the Kings in power-play assists — Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar each have six — and in power-play points, with 17.
– Drew Doughty had one assist, on the power play. Doughty has one goal and 10 assists in his last nine games, including four power-play assists.
– Kevin Westgarth had one assist for his third point of the season — all on assists — in 27 games.
– Dustin Brown and Ryan Smyth each were credited with three shots on goal. Every Kings player except Matt Greene and Drew Doughty was credited with at least one shot on goal. Trevor Lewis was credited with a team-high four hits and Jack Johnson was credited with a team-high five blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty played a game-high 26 minutes, 13 seconds. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time at 17:43.
– The Kings won 35 of 73 faceoffs (48 percent). Jarret Stoll won 13 of 22 draws (59 percent). The Kings had won the majority of the faceoffs in each of their previous four games, and won all four games.