October 7 postgame notes, videos
-The Kings are now 23-15-8 all-time in home openers, having lost four of the last six. The 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers on October 7, 2011 technically qualified as the home opener despite having been played in Stockholm; Los Angeles’ Staples Center homecoming 11 days after that was a 5-0 win over St. Louis. 2008-09: 0-1 L vs SJS, 2009-10: 3-6 L vs PHX. 2010-11: 3-1 W vs ATL. 2011-12: 3-2 OTW vs NYR / 5-0 W vs STL. 2012-13: 2-5 L vs CHI. 2013-14: 1-3 L vs NYR.
-Mike Richards played in his 100th consecutive regular season game for the Kings.
-Los Angeles out-hit New York 40-28, with Dwight King accounting for a game-high six hits.
-New York won 32-of-57 faceoffs (56%).
-Amongst the Kings’ regular faceoff performers, Mike Richards was 3-for-10, Anze Kopitar was 8-for-20, Colin Fraser was 4-for-7, Jarret Stoll was 6-for-13, and Jeff Carter was 3-for-5.
-Los Angeles recorded 17 giveaways to New York’s 8. Justin Williams, Slava Voynov, Willie Mitchell and Jeff Carter were each credited with three giveaways.
-Jeff Carter and Rick Nash tied with a game-high six shots on goal. Carter recorded stats in every category: six shots, two attempts blocked, one missed shot, two hits, three giveaways, two takeaways, three blocked shots, three faceoff wins and two faceoff losses. He finished as a minus-1.
-The Kings will play at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 17.
The Kings will return to Toyota Sports Center for practice at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.