Postgame notes (Feb. 21)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings suffered a collapse unseen in the past six-plus years, as they blew a three-goal lead and lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 in a shootout Tuesday night at Jobing.com Arena.
– The Kings led 3-0 after the first period. It was the first time since Oct. 5, 2005, that the Kings led by three goals and lost a regular-season game. In that 2005-06 season opener, the Kings led the Dallas Stars 4-0 after the first period but lost 5-4 in regulation. According to Nick Nickson, the Kings had won, when leading by at least three goals in a game, 96 consecutive times in the regular season since that 2005 game.
– The Coyotes beat Jonathan Quick twice in three shootout attempts. Dustin Brown scored the Kings’ lone shootout goal, in three attempts. The Kings fell to 4-7 in shootouts this season.
– The Kings had been 16-0-1 when they scored at least three goals in a game.
– The Kings had been 77-0-5 in their previous 82 games when taking a lead into the third period. The last time the Kings lost in regulation, when leading after two periods, was April 2, 2009, at Phoenix.
– The Kings allowed more than three regulation/overtime goals for the seventh time in 60 games.
– Shots were even, 29-29. The Kings outshot the Coyotes 14-5 in the first period, and the Coyotes outshot the Kings 14-10 in the second period.
– The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-7 on the penalty kill, as they allowed a season-high three power-play goals. The Kings had only allowed two power-play goals in four of their first 59 games. The Kings entered the game having killed 23 of their previous 24 penalties. In the teams’ five previous meetings this season, the Kings had been 12-for-13 on the penalty kill against the Coyotes.
– The Kings fell to 12-8-8 on the road, 14-11-12 in one-goal games, 20-4-6 when scoring the first goal, 11-1-2 when leading after the first period and 19-0-3 when leading after the second period.
– The Kings ended the season series against the Coyotes with a 3-1-2 record.
– The Kings scored three first-period goals for the first time this season. It was the first time the Kings had held more than a one-goal lead after the first period. The Kings had scored a total of only 25 first-period goals in their first 59 games.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 25 of 29 shots in regulation and overtime. His four goals allowed matched a season-worst (Quick has allowed four goals in five of his 51 games). Quick had allowed two or fewer goals in nine consecutive starts.
– Dustin Brown had one goal and one assist, to push his season totals to 14 goals and 17 assists. It was Brown’s fifth multi-point game of the season. Brown had gone 11 consecutive games without a goal. Brown had three goals and one assist in six games against the Coyotes this season.
– Justin Williams had one goal, on the power play, for his 12th goal and 40th point of the season. Six of Williams’ goals have come on the power play.
– Drew Doughty had one goal, his sixth goal and 26th point of the season.
– Andrei Loktionov had one goal, his third goal and seventh point of the season. Loktionov has three goals in his last five games.
– Mike Richards had two assists, including one on the power play, to push his season totals to 16 assists and 30 points. It was Richards’ fifth multi-point game of the season.
– Anze Kopitar had one assist, on the power play, to push his team-high totals to 34 assists and 51 points. Kopitar has two goals and four assists in his last eight games. Kopitar had one goal and four assists in six games against the Coyotes this season.
– Alec Martinez had one assist, his first assist and third point of the season. It was Martinez’s first point since he scored a goal Nov. 12 against Minnesota.
– Willie Mitchell had one assist, his ninth assist and 12th point of the season.
– Dwight King had one assist, his second assist and third point of the season (five games).
– Matt Greene had one assist, his sixth assist and ninth point of the season.
– Dustin Brown recorded a team-high five shots on goal and was credited with a team-high six hits. Jack Johnson was credited with a team-high two blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 28 minutes, 33 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 25:21. Mike Richards led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 21:14, followed by Anze Kopitar, at 20:43.
– The Kings won 36 of 58 faceoffs (62 percent). Mike Richards and Jarret Stoll each won 10 of 16 draws (63 percent). Anze Kopitar won 8 of 14 draws (57 percent).