Postgame notes (March 6)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings tied their season-high for goals in a game as they beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.
– The Kings have scored five goals in six of their 66 games this season. The Kings have a 20-0-2 record this season when they score at least three goals.
– The Kings have scored a total of 18 goals in their last five games. They had scored a total of 18 goals in their previous 11 games.
– The Kings outshot the Predators 28-26, including 13-10 in the third period.
– The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings have not allowed a power-play goal in six consecutive games and have killed 18 consecutive penalties.
– The Kings improved to 14-10-8 on the road, 15-12-12 in one-goal games, 24-4-6 when scoring the first goal and 14-1-2 when leading after the first period.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 22 of 26 shots. Quick earned a victory over Nashville for the first time in his career, in his sixth start (1-4-1). Quick tied his season-worst by allowing four goals. Quick has allowed four goals in six of his 56 games.
– Justin Williams scored two goals, to push his season totals to 15 goals and 45 points. It was Williams’ second two-goal game of the season (after Oct. 15 at Philadelphia) and his 12th multi-point game of the season. Williams has two goals and one assist in his last three games, and has two goals and three assists in three games against Nashville this season.
– Trevor Lewis had one goal — the game-winner — and one assist, to push his season totals to three goals and two assists. Lewis scored his first game-winning goal of the season and recorded his first multi-point game of the season. Lewis had gone 15 consecutive games without recording a point.
– Drew Doughty had one goal, his eighth goal and 28th point of the season. Doughty has three goals in his last seven games.
– Matt Greene had one goal, his fourth goal and 11th point of the season.
– Willie Mitchell had two assists, to push his season totals to 12 assists and 16 points. It was Mitchell’s second multi-point game of the season. Mitchell has three assists in three games against Nashville this season.
– Slava Voynov had one assist, his 10th assist and 14th point of the season. Voynov has one assist in each of his last three games.
– Jordan Nolan had one assist, his first NHL assist and third point, in his 11th game.
– Dustin Penner had one assist, his ninth assist and 14th point of the season.
– Anze Kopitar had one assist, to push his team-high totals to 37 assists and 56 points. Kopitar has recorded at least one point in four consecutive games (two goals, three assists).
– Colin Fraser had one assist, his fifth assist and sixth point of the season. Fraser has two assists in his last three games.
– Dustin Brown had one assist, his 21st assist and 40th point of the season. Brown has recorded at least one point in five consecutive games and has six goals and five assists in his last seven games. Brown has one goal and two assists in three games against Nashville this season.
– Anze Kopitar recorded a game-high five shots on goal. Matt Greene was credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a team-high three blocked shots.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 24 minutes, 58 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 24:02. Jeff Carter led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 19:01, followed by Mike Richards, at 18:48.
– The Kings won 30 of 57 faceoffs (53 percent). Jarret Stoll won 7 of 18 draws (39 percent). Mike Richards won 9 of 15 draws (60 percent). Anze Kopitar won 7 of 12 draws (58 percent).