Postgame notes (Dec. 8)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings’ scoring woes continued in their 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings have scored two or fewer goals in seven consecutive games. They rank last in the NHL in goals per game (2.25) and last in the league in total 5-on-5 goals (38). The Kings have an 8-0-0 record when they score three or more goals, compared to a 5-11-4 record when they score two or fewer goals.
– The Kings allowed more than three goals in a game for just the fourth time in 28 games this season.
– The Kings fell to 7-7-1 at Staples Center, 3-9-1 when allowing the first goal, 2-5-1 when trailing after the first period and 0-10-1 when trailing after the second period.
– The Kings recorded a season-high in shots on goal, as they outshot the Wild 44-24, including 18-5 in the third period. The Kings have four goals on 83 shots on goal in their last two games.
– The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 34 of their opponents’ last 35 power plays.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 24 shots. Quick had allowed three or fewer goals in five consecutive starts.
– Dustin Penner had one goal, his second goal and fifth point of the season. Penner has recorded at least one point in three consecutive games (two goals, one assist).
– Trent Hunter had one goal, his first goal with the Kings and his fourth point of the season. The goal was the 100th of Hunter’s NHL career, in his 475th game.
– Jack Johnson had two assists, which gives him seven assists and 12 points this season. It was Johnson’s first multi-point game of the season.
– Kyle Clifford had one assist, his third assist and fourth point of the season.
– Anze Kopitar had one assist, and pushed his team-high totals to 17 assists and 27 points.
– Anze Kopitar recorded a game-high seven shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a game-high 12 hits (the Kings were credited with 46 hits, to the Wild’s 22). Drew Doughty and Slava Voynov were each credited with a team-high two blocked shots (the Wild had 21, to the Kings’ nine).
– The Kings won 35 of 60 faceoffs (58 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 18 draws (72 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 16 draws (75 percent). Andrei Loktionov won 4 of 14 draws (29 percent).