Postgame notes (Feb. 16)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings were shut out for the seventh time this season, as they lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 1-0 on Thursday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings fell into eighth place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of ninth-place Calgary.
– The Kings suffered their third 1-0 loss this season. The Kings were shut out six times in 82 games last season.
– The Kings had been 6-0-1 in their previous seven games against Phoenix, including four consecutive wins over the Coyotes at Staples Center.
– The Kings have scored fewer than two goals in 23 of their 58 games this season, and have a 3-13-7 record in those games. The Kings rank 30th in goals per game (2.07) and total 5-on-5 goals (76). The Kings have a 7-3-5 record when they allow one goal in a game.
– The Kings played a 0-0 first period for the 23rd time in their 58 games this season.
– The Kings outshot the Coyotes 28-21, including 11-6 in the first period. The Kings also had 25 shots miss the net and 10 shot attempts blocked.
– The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. The Kings had killed 20 consecutive penalties before Radim Vrbata’s second-period power-play goal.
– The Kings fell to 14-11-4 at Staples Center, 14-10-11 in one-goal games and 1-18-3 when trailing after the second period.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 21 shots, and had his goals-against average fall from 1.91 to 1.89 in the loss. Nine times in 49 starts this season, Quick has allowed one goal in regulation and not recorded the victory. He has suffered three 1-0 regulation losses and six 2-1 overtime/shootout losses.
– Trevor Lewis recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high seven hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high two blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 26 minutes, 2 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 22:36. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 21:49, followed by Dustin Brown, at 19:33.
– The Kings won 20 of 50 faceoffs (40 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 18 draws (50 percent). Mike Richards won 4 of 13 draws (31 percent). Trevor Lewis won 2 of 7 draws (29 percent).