Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings completed an undefeated four-game road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.
– The Kings went 4-0 on their week-long road trip, with wins at Detroit (2-1), Columbus (4-2), Dallas (3-2) and Nashville.
– The Kings won their 40th game of the season and have recorded back-to-back 40-win seasons for the first time in franchise history. This is the eighth 40-win season in franchise history.
– The Kings have won five consecutive road games and have an 11-1-3 record in their last 15 road games.
– The Kings won the season series against Nashville, 3-1. In the three wins, the Kings outscored the Predators by a margin of 14-4. The other game was a 5-2 loss.
– The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 22-for-22 on the penalty kill in their last seven games and have killed 23 consecutive opponents’ power plays.
– The Predators outshot the Kings 32-18, including 13-6 in the first period. The Kings tied their season-low for shots on goal. They also had 18 shots on goal in a 3-2 victory at Anaheim on Feb. 23 and in a 1-0 victory over Phoenix at Staples Center on March 3.
– The Kings improved to 20-14-3 on the road, 31-10-2 when scoring the first goal and 23-0-1 when leading after the second period. The Kings have a 33-7-2 record when they score at least three goals and a 32-6-2 record when they allow two or fewer goals.
– Jonathan Bernier stopped 30 of 32 shots and improved his career record at Nashville to 3-0. Bernier has stopped a combined total of 93 of 96 shots in Nashville. Bernier has a personal record of 5-0-3 in his last eight starts and has allowed two or fewer goals in eight of his last 10 starts.
– Anze Kopitar had one goal and one assist as he set a new Kings franchise record by playing in his 325th consecutive game. Kopitar topped the record of Marcel Dionne, who played 324 consecutive games, from Jan. 7, 1978 until Jan. 9, 1982. Kopitar’s streak started on March 21, 2007. Kopitar recorded his 20th multi-point game of the season and has eight goals and nine assists in his last 11 games. Kopitar tied a career-high with his 47th assist of the season. He also had 47 assists last season. The Kings have an 18-3 record this season in games in which Kopitar scores at least one goal. Kopitar totaled two goals and four assists in four games against Nashville this season.
– Dustin Brown had an empty-net goal and one assist, for his 15th multi-point game of the season. Brown ranks third on the Kings with 47 points this season.
– Wayne Simmonds had a goal, his 13th goal of the season and his third game-winning goal of the season.
– Alec Martinez had a goal, his fifth of the season.
– Dustin Penner had one assist. Penner has recorded at least one point in six consecutive games and has two goals and four assists in seven games with the Kings.
– Ryan Smyth had one assist. Smyth recorded at least one point in each of the four games against Nashville this season, with totals of three goals and two assists.
– Alexei Ponikarovsky had one assist. Ponikarovsky has one goal and three assists in his last four games.
– Alexei Ponikarovsky recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a team-high four hits and Greene and Dustin Penner each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty played a team-high 23 minutes, 53 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 21:17.
– The Kings won 29 of 55 faceoffs (53 percent). Michal Handzus won 11 of 20 draws (55 percent).