Postgame notes (Dec. 23)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings’ offensive struggles continued, but they earned one point with a 2-1 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday night at HP Pavilion.
– The Kings fell to 1-0-1 under new coach Darryl Sutter.
– The Kings have now scored two or fewer regulation goals in 14 consecutive games, a franchise record.
– San Jose’s Ryane Clowe scored in the fourth round of the shootout. The Kings’ shooters went 0-for-4 against San Jose goalie Antti Niemi. The Kings are now 3-3 in shootouts this season.
– The Sharks outshot the Kings 35-29, including 15-10 in the second period.
– The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings had been 1-for-26 on the power play in their previous eight games. The Kings are now 34-for-36 on the penalty kill in their last nine games.
– The Kings fell to 7-5-4 on the road, 10-6-5 in one-goal games and 5-12-2 when allowing the first goal.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 34 of 35 shots in regulation and overtime.
– Mike Richards scored a second-period power-play goal, his team-high 13th goal of the season. Richards has recorded at least one goal in 10 of his last 13 games.
– Anze Kopitar had one assist, to push his team-high totals to 22 assists and 32 points. Kopitar has recorded an assist in seven of his last nine games,
– Drew Doughty had one assist, for his 11th assist and 13th point of the season. Doughty has five assists in his last five games.
– Willie Mitchell recorded a team-high five shots on goal. Dustin Brown, Colin Fraser and Mike Richards each were credited with a team-high four hits. Trevor Lewis was credited with a team-high four blocked shots.
– The Kings won 27 of 52 faceoffs (52 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 19 draws (68 percent). Jarret Stoll and Mike Richads each won 5 of 12 draws (42 percent).