Postgame notes (March 21)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings won the season series with Calgary for the first time in a decade as they beat the Flames 2-1 in a shootout on Monday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings went 3-1-0 against Calgary this season, the first time since 2000-01 that they won the series. The Kings also went 3-1-0 against Calgary that season.
– The Kings have held opponents to two or fewer goals in six of their last seven games, but they have also totaled only two regulation goals in their last three games.
– The Flames outshot the Kings 28-27.
– The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings have now failed to score a power-play goal in four consecutive games and have not allowed a power-play goal in 10 consecutive games. Overall, the Kings have successfully killed 35 consecutive opponents’ power plays.
– The Kings improved to 21-12-3 at home, 32-10-2 when scoring the first goal, 8-2 in shootouts and 20-8-6 in one-goal games.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 27 of 28 shots in regulation and overtime, and two of Calgary’s three shootout attempts. Quick is 8-0 in shootouts this season, having stopped 30 of 36 attempts (83.3 percent) and has a career record of 20-7 in shootouts. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in five of his last six starts.
– Jarret Stoll scored a goal, his 19th goal of the season. Stoll’s career high for goals is 22, set in 2005-06 with Edmonton. Stoll also scored on his shootout attempt and is 7-for-8 in shootout attempts this season (he is 11-for-21 in his career).
– Brad Richardson had an assist, his 11th assist of the season.
– Wayne Simmonds had an assist, his 14th assist of the season. Simmonds has one goal and two assists in his last five games.
– Anze Kopitar scored the deciding goal in the shootout, in the third round.
– Justin Williams had to leave the game in the middle of the second period with an upper-body injury after being checked into the boards by Calgary’s Robyn Regehr.
– Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Brown and Matt Greene each were credited with a team-high six hits and Greene, Drew Doughty and Alec Martinez each were credited with a team-high three blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty played a game-high 29 minutes, 41 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time at 24:59.
– The Kings won 35 of 67 faceoffs (52 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 20 draws (65 percent).