Postgame notes (Dec. 17)
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).