Postgame notes (March 31)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings matched an unfortunate franchise record as they lost to Vancouver 3-1 on Thursday night at Rogers Arena.
– The Kings were outshot 35-19 in the game and 16-0 in the third period. It was the fifth time in franchise history that the Kings failed to record a shot on goal in a period. It had happened most recently in an Oct. 18, 2003 game against Boston.
– The Kings finished the four-game season series against Vancouver with a 2-2 record, including one shootout win.
– Despite their loss, the Kings had their “magic number” for making the playoff reduced to six because of Dallas’ regulation loss to San Jose. Any combination of six points gained by the Kings, or lost by the Stars, would give the Kings a playoff spot. The Kings and Stars play Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.
– The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. In the four-game season series against Vancouver, the Kings went a combined 1-for-20 on the power play and 19-for-21 on the penalty kill.
– The Kings fell to 21-15-3 on the road, 34-1-2 when scoring first, 19-4-2 when leading after the first period and 4-19-2 when trailing after the second period.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 32 of 35 shots in goal. In his previous three games against Vancouver this season, Quick stopped a combined total of 81 of 85 shots.
– Kyle Cifford scored the only goal for the Kings, his fifth goal of the season in 71 games. Clifford also received a five-minute checking-from-behind penalty and a game misconduct for his hit on Vancouver’s Christopher Tanev with 6:24 remaining in the third period.
– Drew Doughty had one assist, his 28th of the season in 71 games. Doughty has two assists in his last three games.
– Brad Richardson had one assist, his 12th assist in 63 games.
– Alec Martinez recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Kyle Clifford and Alexei Ponikarovsky each were credited with a team-high four hits. Martinez and Willie Mitchell each were credited with a game-high three blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty played a game-high 23 minutes, 54 seconds. Dustin Brown led all forwards in ice time at 23:15.
– The Kings won 19 of 46 faceoffs (41 percent). Michal Handzus won 8 of 15 draws (53 percent) while Trevor Lewis won 1 of 7 draws (14 percent).