Postgame notes (Feb. 18)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings were shut out for the eighth time this season, as they lost to the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Saturday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings fell into ninth place in the Western Conference, tied in points with eighth-place Calgary but behind because of the regulation/overtime-wins tiebreaker.
– The Kings suffered their fourth 1-0 loss this season. The Kings were shut out six times in 82 games last season. The Kings’ scoreless streak is now at 120 minutes, 3 seconds.
– The Kings had been 4-0-1 in their previous five games against Calgary.
– The Kings have scored fewer than two goals in 24 of their 59 games this season, and have a 3-14-7 record in those games. The Kings rank 30th in goals per game (2.03) and total 5-on-5 goals (76). The Kings have a 7-4-5 record when they allow one goal in a game.
– The Kings played a 0-0 first period for the 24th time in their 59 games this season.
– The Kings outshot the Flames 28-18, including 12-2 in the second period.
– The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 1-for-14 on the power play in their last six games and 22-for-23 on the penalty kill in their last nine games.
– The Kings fell to 14-12-4 at Staples Center and 14-11-11 in one-goal games.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 17 of 18 shots, and had his goals-against average fall from 1.89 to 1.87 in the loss. Ten times in 50 starts this season, Quick has allowed one goal in regulation and not recorded the victory. He has suffered four 1-0 regulation losses and six 2-1 overtime/shootout losses. In Quick’s 26 losses, the Kings have scored a total of 29 goals. Eighteen of those losses have been in one-goal games.
– Justin Williams recorded a game-high four shots on goal. Jordan Nolan was credited with a team-high five hits. Matt Greene, Jack Johnson and Mike Richards each were credited with a team-high two blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 28 minutes, 6 seconds, followed by Jack Johnson, at 23:33. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 29:29, followed by Dustin Brown, at 19:38.
– The Kings won 24 of 54 faceoffs (44 percent). Mike Richards won 11 of 22 draws (50 percent). Anze Kopitar won 5 of 19 draws (26 percent). Andrei Loktionov won 4 of 6 draws (67 percent).