Postgame notes (March 17)
Some notes from last night’s game…
– The Kings matched their season-best winning streak, at four games, as they beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Saturday night at Staples Center.
– The Kings finished the season series against Nashville with a 3-1-0 record.
– In the 11 games since the Jeff Carter trade, the Kings have scored a total of 37 goals, and have reached the four-goal mark seven times. The Kings have a 18-0-2 record this season when they score at least four goals, and a 23-1-2 record when they score at least three goals.
– The Kings have scored a total of 18 first-period goals in their last 11 games. They scored a total of 28 first-period goals in their first 61 games.
– The Kings outshot the Predators 27-21, including 10-5 in the first period.
– The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.
– The Kings improved to 18-12-4 at Staples Center, 28-5-6 when scoring the first goal and 18-2-2 when leading after the first period.
– The Kings improved to 5-5-4 in the second game of back-to-back games. It was the second time this season that they swept a back-to-back set.
– Jonathan Bernier stopped 19 of 21 shots. Bernier now has a 6-1-0 career record against Nashville, with a 1.79 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.
– Dustin Penner had one goal and one assist, to push his season totals to six goals and 10 assists. It was Penner’s second multi-point game of the season. Penner had zero goals and one assist in his previous 12 games. Penner had one goal and three assists in four games against Nashville this season.
– Anze Kopitar had one goal, to push his team-high totals to 23 goals and 62 points. Kopitar has scored a goal in three consecutive games, for a total of three goals and one assist in his last four games. Kopitar has six goals and five assists in his last 10 games.
– Dwight King had one goal, his fourth goal and 10th point of the season. King has three goals and four assists in his last nine games.
– Kyle Clifford had one goal, his fifth goal and 11th point of the season. Clifford had gone 16 consecutive games without a goal.
– Trevor Lewis had two assists, to push his season totals to four assists and seven points. It was Lewis’ second multi-point game of the season. Lewis had one goal and three assists in four games against Nashville this season.
– Jeff Carter had one assist, his 13th assist and 33rd point of the season. Carter has five goals and three assists in his 11 games with the Kings, and has three goals and three assists in his last five games.
– Jordan Nolan had one assist, his second assist and fourth point of the season.
– Rob Scuderi had one assist, his eighth assist and ninth point of the season.
– Drew Doughty had one assist, his 24th assist and 33rd point of the season. Doughty has recorded at least one point in three consecutive games, with one goal and four assists in that span.
– Six Kings players — Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford, Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Slava Voynov and Justin Williams — each recorded a team-high three shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a game-high five hits. Matt Greene and Slava Voynov each were credited with a team-high two shots on goal.
– Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, at 23 minutes, 17 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 22:34. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 18:36, followed by Dustin Brown, at 18:32.
– The Kings won 34 of 61 faceoffs (56 percent). Anze Kopitar won 11 of 20 draws (55 percent). Mike Richards won 7 of 16 draws (44 percent). Jarret Stoll won 10 of 15 draws (67 percent).