Postgame notes (Dec. 29)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– Once again, defense and goaltending were there for the Kings but offense was not, as they lost to the WInnipeg Jets 1-0 in overtime Thursday night at MTS Centre.
– The Kings were shut out for the fourth time this season and have recorded two or fewer regulation goals in 16 of their last 17 games.
– The Kings outshot the Jets 31-27, including 13-9 in the first period.
– The Kings went 0-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 2-for-42 on the power play in their last 12 games. The Kings have killed 22 consecutive penalties and 69 of their last 71 penalties.
– The Kings fell to 8-6-5 on the road, 11-6-6 in one-goal games, 5-12-3 when allowing the first goal and 2-3 in games decided in the overtime period.
– The Kings are now 3-0-2 under coach Darryl Sutter.
– The Kings played their first game in Winnipeg since April 12, 1996 (a 5-3 loss).
– Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 of 27 shots. Bernier has allowed a total of seven goals in his last four starts. The Kings have scored a total of two goals in Bernier’s last three starts.
– Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar each recorded a team-high six shots on goal. Colin Fraser was credited with a team-high five hits. Jack Johnson and Slava Voynov each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 25 minutes, 37 seconds, followed by Jack Johnson, at 23:34. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 21:52, followed by Dustin Brown, at 21:49.
– The Kings won 33 of 55 faceoffs (60 percent). Anze Kopitar won 15 of 19 draws (79 percent). Jarret Stoll won 9 of 17 draws (53 percent). Mike Richards won 4 of 8 draws (50 percent).