Postgame notes (Nov. 5)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings broke their Staples Center scoring drought but lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday night.
– After a 5-1-1 start, the Kings are now 1-3-2 in their last six games.
– The Kings have scored two or fewer regulation goals in 11 of their 13 games.
– Anze Kopitar’s goal, with 6:24 remaining in the second period, ended the Kings’ scoreless streak at home at 158 minutes, 32 seconds.
– The Kings fell to 3-3-1 at home, 3-1-3 in one-goal games, 0-2 in shootouts, 2-4-1 when allowing the first goal, 1-0-1 when trailing after the first period and 5-1-2 when being outshot by their opponent.
– The Penguins outshot the Kings 33-26, including 14-8 in the first period.
– The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 29 of their opponents’ last 32 power plays.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 31 of 33 shots.
– Anze Kopitar had one goal and one assist, for his sixth multi-point game of the season. Kopitar leads the Kings in goals (seven) and points (16).
– Simon Gagne scored a goal, his fourth of the season.
– Justin Williams had two assists for his third two-point game of the season.
– Matt Greene had one assist, his third of the season in 13 games. Greene had nine assists in 71 games last season.
– Mike Richards failed on a third-period penalty shot and is 0-for-6 in his career on penalty shots. The Kings are 15-for-47 all time on penalty shots.
– Mike Richards recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll each recorded a team-high five hits and Willie Mitchell recorded a game-high five blocked shots.
– Jack Johnson played a team-high 27 minutes, 44 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 25:04. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 24:50, followed by Dustin Brown, at 22:40.
– The Kings won 41 of 63 faceoffs (65 percent). Jarret Stoll won 15 of 19 draws (79 percent). Mike Richards won 13 of 24 draws (54 percent). Anze Kopitar won 10 of 15 draws (67 percent).