Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings suffered a rare loss to the Florida Panthers, as they fell 3-1 on Thursday night at BankAtlantic Center.
– The Kings had beaten the Panthers in seven consecutive meetings (including one in a shootout). It was the Panthers first victory over the Kings since Nov. 27, 2002, and their first home victory over the Kings since Oct. 26, 2001.
– The Kings were held under two goals for the 21st time in 55 games this season. The Kings have scored a total of five goals in their last four games.
– Shots were even, 23-23.
– The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have now killed 13 consecutive penalties.
– The Kings fell to 11-8-6 on the road, 7-15-5 when allowing the first goal and 1-17-3 when trailing after the second period.
– The Kings played a 0-0 first period for the 22nd time in their 55 games this season. The Kings have not allowed a first-period goal in any of their last nine games.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 9 of 11 shots, then was pulled at the start of the third period in favor of Jonathan Bernier, who stopped 11 of 11 shots (Florida’s third goal was an empty-net goal). It was the second time this season, in 46 starts, that Quick was pulled from a game.
– Drew Doughty scored the Kings’ goal, for his fifth goal and 25th point of the season. Doughty has two goals and three assists in his last six games.
– Anze Kopitar had an assist, to push his team-high totals to 31 assists and 48 points. Kopitar has six goals and six assists in his last 13 games.
– Dustin Brown had an assist, his 15th assist and 28th point of the season. Brown had not recorded a point in his previous five games.
– Justin Williams recorded a team-high five shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high six hits. Brown, Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson and Anze Kopitar each were credited with one blocked shot.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 26 minutes, 53 seconds, followed by Jack Johnson, at 21:50. Dustin Brown led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 20:31, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 20:18.
– The Kings won 20 of 52 faceoffs (38 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 19 draws (47 percent). Mike Richards won 3 of 10 draws (30 percent). Jarret Stoll won 2 of 7 draws (29 percent).