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October 31, 2013 1:05 am

October 30 postgame notes, videos

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 55-54-18 all-time against San Jose and 35-22-7 at home.

-Including the playoffs, the Kings are 11-0-1 in the last 12 meetings between the teams at STAPLES Center. L.A. is also 7-0-1 in the last seven regular season home meetings between the teams.

-Anze Kopitar scored the third overtime game-winner of his career. His last OTGWG came on December 4, 2010 in a 3-2 home win over Detroit.

-The Kings have won more faceoffs than their opponent in each of the last six games and are 231-for-398 (58.0%) over that span. Overall, the team ranks second in the league with a 55.9% success rate. Saturday’s opponent, Nashville, ranks first in the league with a 56.8% success rate.

-The Kings are one of seven NHL teams with either nine or 10 wins. Four of the seven teams (San Jose, Anaheim, Vancouver, Los Angeles) are in the Pacific Division.

-Since killing off 14 consecutive power plays, the Kings’ penalty kill has allowed at least one goal in each of its last five games, going 16-for-23 (69.6%) over that span. Kings opponents have had at least four power plays in each of the last seven games.

-The Kings have been assessed 67 minor penalties this season, the highest total in the league.

-Drew Doughty’s 53 goals ties him with Mark Hardy for the fifth most goals by a defenseman in club history.

-Anze Kopitar now has eight points (2-6=8) in the last six games.

-Justin Williams now has eight points (3-5=8) in the last six games.

-Drew Doughty now has six points (3-3=6) in the last six games.

-Mike Richards now has five points (2-3=5) in the last five games.

-The Kings are undefeated when any player has a multi-point game.

-The Kings have out-shot their opponents in 12 of 14 games this season.

-The Kings are 6-0 in OT/SO this season (2-0 in OT, 4-0 in SO).

-Anze Kopitar finished with a game-high four shots.

-The Kings out-hit the Sharks 46-21. Dustin Brown and Slava Voynov finished with a game-high six hits.

-The Kings generated 23 shots on goal, had 17 attempts blocked, and missed 23 shots.

-The Kings won 39-of-62 faceoffs (63%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar was 12-of-18, Jarret Stoll was 13-of-19, Mike Richards was 4-of-9, Jeff Carter was 7-of-12, Trevor Lewis was 1-of-1 and Colin Fraser was 2-of-3.

No practice is scheduled for Thursday, October 31. The team’s next practice will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1 at Toyota Sports Center.

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