Postgame notes (March 11)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings finished their four-game road trip with a win, as they beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday night at United Center.
– Mike Richards scored the only goal of the shootout, and Jonathan Quick made six saves. The Kings improved their shootout record to 5-7 this season. They had lost five of their previous six shootouts.
– The Kings, with 76 points, moved into ninth place in the Western Conference, tied in points with eighth-place Calgary and 10th-place Colorado.
– The Blackhawks outshot the Kings 39-27, including 16-7 in the third period.
– The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings have not allowed a power-play goal in nine consecutive games and have killed 28 consecutive penalties. In the three-game season series against Chicago, the Kings went 14-for-14 on the penalty kill.
– The Kings improved to 15-12-8 on the road, 16-13-12 in one-goal games, 25-5-6 when scoring the first goal, 15-2-2 when leading after the first period and 23-0-3 when leading after the second period.
– The Kings finished the season series against Chicago with a 3-1-0 record. The Kings went 0-4-0 against the Blackhawks last season.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 35 of 37 shots in regulation and overtime — including a third-period penalty shot by Viktor Stalberg — and all six Chicago attempts in the shootout. Stalberg’s penalty-shot attempt was the first penalty shot by a Kings opponent this season. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in 38 of his 58 starts.
– Slava Voynov scored a goal, his fifth goal and 15th point of the season. Voynov has one goal and three assists in his last six games.
– Jeff Carter scored a goal, his 19th goal and 30th point of the season. Carter has four goals and one assist in eight games with the Kings. Carter’s goal was the 200th of his career.
– Justin Williams had one assist, his 31st assist and 47th point of the season. Williams has four goals and three assists in his last seven games.
– Dwight King had one assist, his fifth assist and eighth point of the season. King has two goals and three assists in his last six games.
– Dustin Brown had one assist, his 24th assist and 43rd point of the season. Brown has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight games, with five goals and seven assists. Brown had three goals and two assists in four games against Chicago this season.
– Mike Richards had one assist, his 21st assist and 35th point of the season.
– Drew Doughty and Mike Richards each recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Richards, Matt Greene, Jordan Nolan and Jarret Stoll each were credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.
– Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, at 28 minutes, 24 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 23:53. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 22:46, followed by Dustin Brown, at 21:51.
– The Kings won 42 of 72 faceoffs (58 percent). Anze Kopitar won 13 of 25 faceoffs (52 percent). Mike Richards won 10 of 19 faceoffs (53 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 18 faceoffs (67 percent).