Postgame notes (Jan. 17)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings started their stretch of road play with a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday night. The game started a stretch in which the Kings will play 13 of 16 games on the road.
– The Kings were outshot 27-24, including 13-8 in the second period. The Kings have recorded 25 or fewer shots in three consecutive games, and have held opponents under 30 shots on goal in eight of their last nine games.
– The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 0-for-9 on the power play in their last four games, after going 4-for-11 in their previous three games. The Kings had been 10-for-10 on the penalty kill in their previous four games.
– The Kings are now 18-8-0 when scoring the first goal (they started the season 17-3-0). The Kings are now 10-3-0 when leading after the first period (they started the season 10-1-0). The Kings are now 9-7-1 in one-goal games (they started the season 8-2-0). The Kings are now also 9-12-0 on the road this season and 3-14-1 when trailing after the second period.
– Jonathan Bernier stopped 25 of 27 shots, including all 19 shots he faced at even strength. Bernier has allowed only four goals in his last six periods, after allowing 11 goals in his previous five periods.
– Justin Williams scored a first-period goal, and is now tied for the team lead with 17 goals, with Dustin Brown and Ryan Smyth. Williams has 17 goals in 45 games this season. He had 10 goals in 49 games last season. Williams has not gone more than two consecutive games without recording a point this season.
– Anze Kopitar assisted on the goal. Kopitar has one goal and 11 assists in his last 11 games. Kopitar also played in his 300th consecutive game, 24 short of tying the franchise record held by Marcel Dionne.
– Jack Johnson failed to convert on a penalty shot in the final minute. It was the Kings’ second penalty-shot attempt of the season. Dustin Brown scored on a penalty-shot attempt on Nov. 13 against the New York Islanders.
– Jack Johnson and Ryan Smyth were each credited with a team-high three shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a team-high five hits and Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high four blocked shots.
– Rob Scuderi led the Kings in ice time, at 23:15. Jarret Stoll led all Kings forwards in ice time at 21:11.
– The Kings won 31 of 56 faceoffs (55 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 19 draws (63 percent) while Michal Handzus won 5 of 13 draws (38 percent).