Postgame notes (Jan. 22)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes for the first time this season, in four tries, with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night at Jobing.com Arena.
– The Kings led 3-0 after less than 14 minutes in the first period and outshot the Coyotes 10-0 in the first eight-plus minutes, but then allowed three consecutive goals before Jarret Stoll scored the game-winning goal just under five minutes into the third period.
– The Kings had been 0-4-1 in their previous five games against the Coyotes and had lost three consecutive games in Arizona.
– The Kings scored three goals in the game’s first 13 minutes, 33 seconds. They had totaled two goals in their previous 181 minutes, 50 seconds.
– The Kings have a 21-7-0 record when scoring at least three goals in a game. The Kings improved to 10-13-0 — and broke a three-game road losing streak — and 19-8-0 when scoring the first goal, 11-3-0 when leading after the first period and 10-8-1 in one-goal games.
– The Kings outshot the Coyotes 33-26. The Kings have held opponents to 28 or fewer shots in seven consecutive games and in 11 of their last 12 games. Every Kings skater except Willie Mitchell recorded at least one shot on goal, and none had more than three shots on goal.
– The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 0-for-22 on the power play in their last seven games.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 23 of 26 starts, stopped a personal four-game losing streak and improved his record to 20-14-1. Quick became the third goalie in Kings history to record at least 20 wins in three consecutive seasons. Rogie Vachon (six seasons, 1972-78) and Kelly Hrudey (three seasons, 1989-92) are the others.
– Jarret Stoll scored the game-winning goal. Stoll now has 14 goals in 48 games this season, including three goals in his last five games. He had 16 goals in 73 games last season.
– Justin Williams had a first-period goal, and now is the team leader with 18 goals this season. Williams has two goals in his last four games.
– Drew Doughty had a first-period goal, his fourth goal of the season. Doughty has two goals in his last five games.
– Alec Martinez had a first-period goal. After scoring two goals in his first five games, Martinez had gone 22 games without a goal.
– Ryan Smyth had two assists. Smyth had gone five consecutive games without a point, and recorded his seventh multi-point game of the season.
– Matt Greene had one assist. Greene has four assists for the season, including two assists in his last three games.
– Jack Johnson had one assist. Johnson ranks second on the Kings with 29 assists and broke a four-game streak without a point.
– Anze Kopitar had one assist. Kopitar is tied for 11th in the NHL in points (48) and is tied for 13th in the NHL in assists (32). Kopitar has one goal and two assists in his last five games.
– Brad Richardson had one assist. Richardson has two assists in his last three games.
– Six different Kings each had three shots on goal. Four different Kings each were credited with four hits. Matt Greene had a team-high three blocked shots, and 13 of the Kings’ 18 skaters recorded at least one blocked shot.
– Anze Kopitar led the Kings in ice time, at 22 minutes, 41 seconds. Drew Doughty led all Kings defensemen in ice time at 22:23.
– The Kings won 41 of 70 faceoffs (59 percent). Michal Handzus won 14 of 19 draws (74 percent).