Postgame notes (Dec. 26)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings broke their two-goal-or-fewer skid as they beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Monday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings had scored two or fewer regulation goals in 14 consecutive games, a franchise-worst run.
– The Kings are 9-0-0 this season when they score at least three goals (including a third goal for a shootout victory). The Kings have scored four or more goals in six of their 36 games this season.
– The Kings improved to 2-0-1 under Darryl Sutter and 4-1-1 in their last six games.
– The Kings improved to 9-8-1 at Staples Center, 12-2-3 when scoring the first goal and 5-0-0 when leading after the first period.
– The Kings outshot the Coyotes 35-29, including 15-7 in the first period. The Kings have averaged 36.1 shots on goal per game in their last 10 games. Every Kings skater except Colin Fraser and Kevin Westgarth recorded at least one shot on goal.
– The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have killed 16 consecutive penalties and 63 of their last 66 penalties.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 26 of 29 shots in goal.
– Dustin Brown had the game-winning goal, his ninth of the season. Brown now has five game-winning goals this season, a team high. Brown has four goals and one assist in his last five games.
– Rob Scuderi had one goal, for his first goal and fourth point of the season. The goal was Scuderi’s first since Feb. 5 of last season, a span of 65 games. Scuderi’s single-season career high is two goals, set last season.
– Brad Richardson had one goal, his second goal and third point of the season.
– Willie Mitchell had one goal, his second goal and seventh point of the season.
– Anze Kopitar had two assists, to extend his team-high totals to 24 assists and 34 points. Kopitar has at least one assist in four consecutive games and has nine assists in his last 10 games.
– Drew Doughty had one assist, his 12th assist and 14th point of the season. Doughty has at least one assist in four consecutive games, which ties a career-best.
– Slava Voynov had one assist, his fourth assist and eighth point of the season.
– Dustin Penner had one assist, his sixth assist and eighth point of the season.
– Jack Johnson had one assist, his eighth assist and 13th point of the season.
– Justin Williams had one assist, his 16th assist and 21st point of the season.
– Dustin Brown, Mike Richards and Brad Richardson each recorded a game-high four shots on goal. Brown, Colin Fraser, Matt Greene and Richardson each were credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell and Rob Scuderi each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led all Kings in ice time, at 25 minutes, 15 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 22:48. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 21:18, followed by Dustin Brown, at 21:02.
– The Kings won 25 of 48 faceoffs (52 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 18 draws (67 percent). Anze Kopitar won 7 of 14 draws (50 percent). Mike Richards won 1 of 8 draws (13 percent).