Postgame notes (Jan. 18)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings lost for the ninth time in their last 11 games, as they fell to the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night.
– The Kings’ quick two-game trip to the Midwest ended with identical 2-1 losses to Dallas and St. Louis. The Kings have now totaled 10 goals in their last seven losses.
– Three weeks ago today, after their loss to Phoenix, the Kings were in fourth place in the Western Conference. Now they’re in 12th place, after being passed by St. Louis after last night’s game.
– The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. They have now failed to score a power-play goal in five consecutive games and are scoreless in their last 13 power-play chances. The Kings have allowed opponents to have five power-play chances in each of their last three games.
– The Kings now have a 9-8-1 record in one-goal games. At one point this season, they were 8-2-0 in one-goal games.
– The Kings outshot the Blues 27-26. They have held opponents to 26 or fewer shots in four consecutive games, but the Kings have failed to reach 30 shots in seven of their last nine games.
– The Kings are now 9-13-0 on the road, 6-13-1 when allowing the game’s first goal and 2-7-1 when trailing after the first period.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 26 shots, but Quick has now lost six of his last seven decisions. Quick allowed fewer than three goals for the first time in his last five starts.
– Kyle Clifford scored the Kings’ goal, on a deflection of Matt Greene’s slap shot. The goal was Clifford’s fourth of the season.
– Matt Greene got an assist on Kyle Clifford’s goal for his third assist of the season. Greene had gone 10 consecutive games without a goal. The goal was initially credited to Greene, and would have broke his streak of 60 consecutive games without a goal.
– Brad Richardson got an assist on the goal, his fourth assist of the season. Richardson had gone seven consecutive games without a point.
– Anze Kopitar, Trevor Lewis and Justin Williams all tied for the team high with four shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high five hits and Matt Greene was credited with a team-high six blocked shots, the highest blocked-shot total for any Kings player in a game this season.
– Drew Doughty played a team-high 24 minutes, 56 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 23:38.
– The Kings won 33 of 58 faceoffs (57 percent). Michal Handzus won 11 of 16 draws (69 percent).