Postgame notes (Dec. 17) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings allowed a season-high eight goals as they lost to the Detroit Red Wings 8-2 on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena.

— The Kings had not previously allowed more than four goals this season, and they are 0-5-0 this season when they allow more than three goals. They had allowed four goals in losses to Buffalo (4-2 on Oct. 8), San Jose (4-2 on Nov. 7), Detroit (4-1 on Nov. 19) and Minnesota (4-2 on Dec. 8). The last opponent to score seven goals against the Kings was Detroit, in a 7-4 loss on Feb. 28 of last season. The last opponent to score eight goals against the Kings was Boston, in an 8-6 loss on Oct. 12, 2007. The last opponent to score more than eight goals against the Kings was Buffalo, in a 10-1 loss on Jan. 14, 2006.

— The Kings had allowed a total of only 20 first-period goals in 31 games this season. They allowed four first-period goals on Saturday.

— The Kings have now scored two or fewer goals in 11 consecutive games, a franchise record.

— The Kings outshot the Red Wings 29-27.

— The Kings went 0-for-4 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings are 2-for-34 on the power play in their last 11 games, and had killed 47 of their previous 49 penalties until Brad Stuart’s third-period power-play goal.

— The Kings fell to 6-5-3 on the road, 4-12-1 when allowing the first goal, 2-8-1 when trailing after the first period and 1-13-1 when trailing after the second period.

— Jonathan Quick allowed three goals on seven shots before he was pulled, 8:32 into the first period, in favor of Jonathan Bernier, who allowed five goals on 20 shots. It was the first time this season that a Kings goalie had been pulled from a game. Quick has allowed at least three goals in four of his last five starts.

— Davis Drewiske scored a goal, his second goal of the season and his second goal in his last two games. Drewiske had only one goal in his first 101 games before he scored Thursday in Columbus.

— Jarret Stoll scored a goal, his third of the season. Stoll had zero goals and one assist in his previous eight games.

— Justin Williams had two assists, for his sixth multi-point game of the season and his first since Nov. 12. Williams has 15 assists this season. He had one goal and zero assists in his previous 10 games.

— Dustin Penner had two assists, for his first multi-point game of the season. Penner has two goals and three assists in his last seven games.

— Jack Johnson had a minus-4 rating. The Kings’ only “plus’’ players were Dustin Penner, Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams, who were each plus-2.

— Dustin Brown, Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll each recorded a game-high four shots on goal. Trent Hunter was credited with a team-high four hits. Greene was credited with a game-high five blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty played a game-high 25 minutes, 6 seconds, followed by Jack Johnson, at 20:51. Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar both played 19:47, a high for Kings’ forwards.

— The Kings won 30 of 59 faceoffs (51 percent). Anze Kopitar won 10 of 17 draws (59 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 16 draws (75 percent). Colin Fraser won 5 of 12 draws (42 percent).

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.