Postgame notes (Jan. 2)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings let a third-period lead slip away and lost to the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in a shootout on Monday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings had been 70-0-4 in their last 74 games when leading after two periods. The Kings took a 1-0 lead into the third period, but Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly scored with 5:43 remaining in regulation.
– In the shootout, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick allowed a goal to Milan Hejduk and stopped Ryan O’Reilly. The Kings’ three shooters — Jarret Stoll, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown — failed to score on Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov.
– The Kings are now 4-0-3 under coach Darryl Sutter and have recorded at least one point in their last eight games (5-0-3), a season-high.
– The Kings have scored two or fewer goals in 30 of 40 games this season, and have a 9-14-7 record in those games. The Kings have allowed two or fewer goals in 23 of 40 games, and have a 15-3-5 record in those games.
– The Kings outshot the Avalanche 32-21, including 12-5 in the first period.
– The Kings went 0-for-5 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. The Kings have scored one power-play goal in their last five games (1-for-22) and have killed 27 consecutive penalties and 74 of their last 77 penalties.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 21 shots in overtime and regulation. Quick is now 7-1-1 in his career against Colorado. Quick has a 5-0-2 record in his last seven games, with a 1.37 goals-against average and a .951 save eprcentage.
– Dustin Brown scored the Kings’ goal, his 10th goal of the season. Brown has five goals in his last 10 games.
– Anze Kopitar had an assist, to push his team-high totals to 25 assists and 36 points. Kopitar has one goal and six assists in his last eight games.
– Mike Richards had one assist, his 10th assist and 23rd point of the season. Richards had gone four consecutive games without recording a point.
– Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each recorded a game-high five shots on goal. Brown was credited with a team-high six hits. Rob Scuderi was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 27 minutes, 27 seconds, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 23:30.
– The Kings won 31 of 56 faceoffs (55 percent). Jarret Stoll won 14 of 20 draws (70 percent). Anze Kopitar won 10 of 15 draws (67 percent). Colin Fraser won 3 of 7 draws (43 percent).