Postgame notes (March 13)
– The Kings avoided a series sweep and tied a season high in goals as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings had been 0-3-0 this season against Detroit, and had been outscored by a combined margin of 16-6.
– The Kings have scored a total of 24 goals in their last seven games. Before that, they had scored a total of 23 goals in their previous 13 games.
– The Kings reached the five-goal mark for the seventh time this season. They have a 7-0-0 record when they score five goals, a 16-0-2 record when they score at least four goals and a 21-1-2 record when they score at least three goals.
– The Kings have a 10-4-3 home record under Darryl Sutter. They had a 7-8-1 home record under Terry Murray.
– The Kings outshot the Red Wings 27-24, including 10-6 in the first period.
– The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill, and scored a shorthanded goal, their seventh shorthanded goal of the season. The Kings are 6-for-20 on the power play in the nine games since they acquired Jeff Carter. The Kings have not allowed a power-play goal in 10 consecutive games and have killed 32 consecutive penalties.
– The Kings improved to 17-12-4 at Staples Center, 26-5-6 when scoring the first goal, 16-2-2 when leading after the first period and 24-0-3 when leading after the second period.
– Jonathan Quick stopped 22 of 24 shots. Quick had previously allowed 11 goals in 6 1/2 periods against Detroit this season. Quick has allowed two or fewer goals in 39 of his 59 starts, and has a 25-7-7 record in those games.
– Justin Williams had one goal and one assist, to push his season totals to 17 goals and 32 assists. Williams recorded his 13th multi-point game of the season. Williams has five goals and four assists in his last eight games. Williams had two goals and three assists in four games against Detroit this season.
– Anze Kopitar had one goal — a shorthanded goal — and one assist, to push his team-high totals to 21 goals and 39 assists. Kopitar recorded his team-best 14th multi-point game of the season. It was Kopitar’s second shorthanded goal of the season. Kopitar has four goals and five assists in his last eight games.
– Drew Doughty had one goal and one assist, to push his season totals to nine goals and 21 assists. Doughty recorded his sixth multi-point game of the season.
– Jeff Carter had one goal and one assist, to push his season totals to 20 goals and 12 assists. Carter recorded his third multi-point game with the Kings. Carter has five goals and two assists in nine games with the Kings. Carter had two goals and two assists in two games against Detroit this season while with the Kings.
– Slava Voynov had one goal, his sixth goal and 16th point of the season. Voynov has two goals and three assists in his last seven games.
– Dustin Brown had two assists, to push his season totals to 26 assists and 45 points. Brown has now recorded at least one point in nine consecutive games, which ties a career-best that he set in the 2007-08 season. Brown has five goals and 14 assists in his last nine games, and has also recorded at least one assist in five consecutive games, with a total of six assists in that span.
– Dwight King had one assist, his sixth assist and ninth point of the season. King has two goals and four assists in his last seven games.
– Jarret Stoll had one assist, his 14th assist and 19th point of the season.
– Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each recorded a game-high four shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a game-high 10 hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high three blocked shots.
— Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 24 minutes, 40 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 22:28. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 19:15, followed by Dustin Brown, at 18:56.
– The Kings won 25 of 51 faceoffs (49 percent). Anze Kopitar won 9 of 13 draws (69 percent). Jarret Stoll won 6 of 13 draws (46 percent). Mike Richards won 5 of 13 draws (38 percent).