Postgame notes (Jan. 7)
Some notes from yesterday’s game…
– The Kings suffered their first regulation loss under coach Darryl Sutter as they fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.
– The Kings are now 5-1-3 under Sutter. The Kings had recorded at least one point in nine consecutive games (6-0-3).
– The Kings were shut out for the fifth time this season and for the second time in their last five games. The Kings are last in the NHL in goals per game (2.02) and fourth in goals-against per game (2.12).
– The Kings have scored two or fewer goals in 32 of 42 games this season, and have a 10-15-7 record in those games. The Kings have allowed two or fewer goals in 25 of 42 games, and have a 16-4-5 record.
– The Kings outshot the Blue Jackets 31-18, including 14-4 in the third period. In two meetings this season, the Kings have outshot the Blue Jackets 72-43, but each team has scored two goals.
– The Kings went 0-for-8 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings are 1-for-31 on the power play in their last seven games and are 6-for-88 on the power play in their last 23 games (6.8 percent). The Kings have killed 34 consecutive penalties (the franchise record is 46) and have killed 81 of their last 84 penalties (96.4 percent).
– The Kings fell to 12-10-2 at Staples Center, 12-7-7 in one-goal games, 1-14-1 when trailing after the second period and 6-13-3 when allowing the first goal.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 17 of 18 shots. Quick’s record fell to 18-11-6, but his goals-against average fell to 1.93 and his save percentage rose to .934. In Quick’s 17 losses this season (including overtime and shootout), the Kings have scored a total of 23 goals. In his last nine games, Quick has a 1.18 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage.
– Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each recorded a game-high six shots on goal. Brown was credited with a game-high six hits. Brown and Matt Greene each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 27:08, followed by Jack Johnson, at 24:34. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, 23:36, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 22:35.