Postgame notes (Dec. 1)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings recorded their seventh consecutive victory over the Florida Panthers, as they won 2-1 on Thursday night at Staples Center.
– Through 25 games, the Kings have 30 points (13-8-4 record), the same total as in 2010-11 (15-10-0) and 2009-10 (14-9-2).
– The Kings allowed a season-high 42 shots on goal and were outshot 42-26, including 16-7 in the second period.
– The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 24 consecutive penalties and have not allowed a power-play goal in five consecutive games. The Kings had gone three consecutive games without a power-play goal.
– The Kings improved to 7-5-1 at Staples Center, 7-3-4 in one-goal games, 10-2-3 when scoring the first goal, 4-0-0 when leading after the first period, 9-0-1 when leading after teh second period, 10-1-1 when allowing two or fewer goals and 7-4-3 when being outshot by their opponents.
– Jonathan Quick made a season-high 41 saves. Quick also recorded his second assist of the season, his sixth career assist. Kelly Hrudey holds the franchise record with eight assists.
– Jack Johnson scored a first-period goal, his fifth goal of the season. Johnson had gone 10 consecutive games without a goal.
– Dustin Brown scored a second-period power-play goal, his fifth goal of the season, which held up as the game-winning goal. Three of Brown’s five goals have been game-winning goals, and three have come on the power play. Brown had gone seven consecutive games without a goal.
– Matt Greene had one assist, his fourth assist and fifth point of the season.
– Slava Voynov had one assist, on the power play, his third assist and sixth point of the season. Three of Voynov’s six points have come on the power play.
– Anze Kopitar had one assist, his 15th assist and team-high 25th point of the season. Kopitar had gone three consecutive games without a point.
– Mike Richards and Willie Mitchell both left the game with injuries, Richards with an upper-body injury late in the second period — after a hit to the head from Sean Bergenheim — and Mitchell with a lower-body injury early in the first period.
– Dustin Brown and Justin Williams each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Brown, Kyle Clifford and Slava Voynov each were credited with a game-high six hits (the Kings were credited with 45 hits, to the Panthers’ 18). Matt Greene was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.
– Rob Scuderi led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 30 minutes, 6 seconds, followed by Jack Johnson, at 27:07. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 20:44, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 20:31.