Postgame notes (Nov. 16)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings won their first shootout game of the season, as they beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings had been 0-2 in shootouts this season. The Kings were 10-2 in shootouts last season. Jarret Stoll scored in the third round of the shootout and Justin Williams scored the winner in the seventh round. Jonathan Quick stopped six of seven Anaheim shootouts.
– The Kings improved to 5-3-1 at Staples Center, 5-2-3 in one-goal games, 7-1-2 when scoring the first goal, 6-0-0 when leading after the second period and 3-3-1 when outshooting their opponents.
– The Kings outshot the Ducks 37-24, including 17-5 in the first period. It was the Kings’ second-highest shot total of the season, after their 39 shots on goal at Phoenix on Oct. 29 (in a 3-2 overtime loss).
– The Kings went 1-for-6 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill. The Kings have scored at least one power-play goal in six consecutive games. Last season, the Kings never had a power-play scoring streak of more than five games.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 23 of 24 shots in regulation and overtime. Quick has stopped 47 of the last 50 shots he has faced.
– Mike Richards scored the Kings’ goal, a second-period 5-on-3 goal, his fifth goal of the season and his first power-play goal of the season. Richards has three goals in his last four games.
– Jack Johnson had an assist. Johnson had one goal and three assists in his last five games, and seven of his nine points this season have come on the power play (three goals, four assists).
– Dustin Brown had an assist, his third power-play assist of the season.
– The Kings are now 4-for-10 in two-man-advantage situations this season.
– Anze Kopitar and Mike Richards each recorded a game-high seven shots on goal. Jack Johnson and Richards each were credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty played a team-high 26 minutes, 57 seconds, followed by Dustin Brown, at 23:50.
– The Kings won 28 of 56 faceoffs (50 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 18 draws (50 percent). Jarret Stoll won 10 of 15 draws (67 percent). Mike Richards won 7 of 15 draws (47 percent).