February 17 postgame notes
-After Jonathan Toews won 13 of his first 14 faceoffs, the Kings won all five faceoffs against the Blackhawks’ captain in the third period.
-Kyle Clifford took one shot on goal Sunday. Through 170 career games has registered 170 shots. In 13 games this season, he has registered 13 shots.
-The Kings won 26 of 54 faceoffs Sunday, losing the faceoff battle for the seventh time in eight games. They have recorded a 46.8% success rate at the faceoff dot over that span.
-Among the team’s regular centers, Mike Richards (45.3%) and Colin Fraser (36.8%; DNP Sunday) have seen the least success on faceoffs. Jeff Carter (53.5%), Jarret Stoll (52.7%) and Anze Kopitar (52.6) are all above 50 on faceoffs%.
-The Kings blocked 14 shots on Sunday, their second highest total of the season. Davis Drewiske blocked three shots. The Blackhawks blocked 24 shots, including a combined 10 blocks by the defensive pairing of Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.
-Sunday’s loss was Los Angeles’ first at the United Center since December 19, 2010.
-Jonathan Quick has stopped 168 of the last 180 Blackhawks shots he has faced (.933 Sv%), dating back to the beginning of the 2011-12 season.
-The 37 shots allowed by Los Angeles marked only the second time in the last nine games that the Kings allowed more than 25 shots. It was the second highest shot total allowed this season, surpassed only by the 39 shots by Edmonton on January 24.