Some notes from yesterday’s game…
– The Kings got a game-winning goal from Michal Handzus with 20.8 seconds remaining as they beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at American Airlines Center.
– The Kings improved to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and 10-1-3 in their last 14 road games.
– The Kings now lead the season series against Dallas, 3-1-1, with an April 2 game at Staples Center remaining.
– The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings are 20-for-20 on the penalty kill in their last six games and have killed 21 consecutive opponents’ power plays.
– The Kings outshot the Stars 30-23, including 12-6 in the third period.
– The Kings improved to 19-14-3 on the road, 30-10-2 when scoring first, 18-3-2 when leading after the first period, 22-0-1 when leading after the second period and 19-8-5 in one-goal games. The Kings are 32-7-2 when they score three or more goals and 31-6-2 when they allow two or fewer goals.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 21 of 23 shots and became the first goalie in Kings history to record 30 wins in back-to-back seasons. Quick has a 30-17-2 record this season. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in three consecutive starts.
– Michal Handzus scored the game-winning goal, his 10th goal of the season and his second game-winning goal of the season.
– Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal, his 11th goal of the season and his fifth power-play goal of the season.
– Dustin Penner scored a goal. Penner has recorded at least one point in five consecutive games, and has two goals and three assists in six games with the Kings.
– Alexei Ponikarovsky had two assists, including one on the power play, for his second multi-point game of the season and his first multi-assist game of the season.
– Jarret Stoll a power-play assist. Stoll has four power-play points in his last eight games.
– Anze Kopitar had one assist. Kopitar played in his 324th consecutive game, which tied the Kings franchise record set by Marcel Dionne from 1978-82. Kopitar’s streak started in March 2007. Kopitar has recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 games and has seven goals and eight assists in his last 10 games.
– Justin Williams had one assist. Williams has recorded at least one assist in five consecutive games and has two goals and six assists in his last five games.
– Wayne Simmonds had one assist, his 13th of the season.
– Dustin Brown played in his 500th career NHL game and became the 18th player to play at least 500 games for the Kings.
– Jack Johnson and Willie Mitchell each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Jarret Stoll was credited with a team-high seven hits. Mitchell and Michal Handzus each were credited with a team-high four blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty played a team-high 26 minutes, 39 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all forwards in ice time at 23:01.
– The Kings won 28 of 53 faceoffs (53 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 21 draws (62 percent).