Postgame notes (March 9)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings won the season series with Detroit by virtue of their 2-1 victory over the Red Wings on Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena.
– The Kings went 3-0-1 against Detroit this session, with one of the wins coming in overtime. In the three wins, the Kings outscored the Red Wings by a combined margin of 10-3. In the loss, the Kings were outscored 7-4. The Kings are 5-1-0 in their last six games against the Red Wings.
– The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 15 consecutive opponents’ power plays, over parts of the last four games. The Kings had been scoreless on 12 consecutive power plays until Dustin Brown’s second-period game-winning power-play goal.
– The Red Wings outshot the Kings 29-26, including 11-3 in the first period.
– The Kings improved to 17-14-3 on the road, 9-15-3 when allowing the first goal, 4-9-1 when trailing after the first period, 20-0-1 when leading after the second period and 18-8-5 in one-goal games.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 28 of 29 shots for the victory. Quick went 2-0 in Joe Louis Arena this season and stopped 79 of 80 shots.
– In a late scoring change, Alexei Ponikarovsky was credited with the game-winning, second-period power-play goal.
– Anze Kopitar scored a goal, giving him 21 goals for the season. Kopitar has four goals and seven assists in his last eight games.
– Alec Martinez had a power-play assist, for his first power-play assist of the season to go with two power-play goals.
– Dustin Penner had an assist. Penner has one goal and two assists in four games with the Kings.
– Justin Williams had an assist. Williams has one goal and three assists in his last three games.
– Dustin Penner recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Drew Doughty and Matt Greene each were credited with a game-high four hits and Greene and Jack Johnson each were credited with a game-high three blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty played a game-high 26 minutes, 48 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all forwards in ice time at 22:07.
– The Kings won 27 of 45 faceoffs (60 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 16 draws (75 percent).