December 15 postgame notes
-With the loss, the Kings fell to 77-82-22 all-time against the Blackhawks and 37-44-11 all-time on the road in the series.
-Among the streaks snapped in Sunday’s 3-1 loss: the team’s six game winning streak, the 10-game road point streak, the three game power play goal streak, the 18-game streak of not allowing a first period goal and the 18-game streak of allowing two goals or less.
-The road trip marked the 86th four-game trip in club history. It is the 11th time the team has finished with a 3-1-0 record or better on a four-game trip and third time this season. The 1980-81 season and the 2000-01 season were the only other seasons in which the Kings were at least 3-1-0 on multiple four-game road trips. The team’s only 4-0-0 road trip took place at Detroit, Columbus, Dallas and Nashville in March, 2011.
-The Kings have been outshot in four consecutive games for the first time this season.
-The Kings have scored three power play goals in their last 43 opportunities.
-The Kings have killed off 65 of the last 71 penalties, dating back to November 7, and 58 of the last 63 penalties, dating back to November 14.
-Slava Voynov’s three game assist streak was snapped.
-Dustin Brown has goals in five of 34 games this season after scoring goals in 14 of 48 games last season. He has two goals and no assists in the last 11 games.
-The only King to register more than three shots was Jeff Carter, who registered four. Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane tied with a game-high five shots.
-The only shot on goal recorded by Kings defenseman came on Alec Martinez’s goal at the 16:06 mark of the third period.
-The Kings won 31-of-55 faceoffs. Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 9-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 5-of-11, Trevor Lewis won 5-of-9, Jarret Stoll won 11-of-16 and Jeff Carter won 1-of-6.
The Kings are scheduled to skate at Toyota Sports Center at noon on Monday, December 16.