December 17 postgame notes
-Los Angeles improved to 70-79-38 in the all-time series with Edmonton, which includes a home record of 37-36-21. The Kings are 13-1-4 in their last 18 meetings with the Oilers, dating back to April 7, 2009. After tonight, the teams will meet in Edmonton on March 9 and April 10.
-The Kings have won seven of their last eight games, outscoring their opponents 26-10.
-The Kings’ 23-8-4 record (50 points) is the best 35-game record in club history.
-Martin Jones is the first Kings goalie to win his first six games with the club. Anaheim’s Frederick Andersen is the last rookie to win his first six NHL starts. The NHL record for consecutive wins to start an NHL career belongs to Bob Froese, who won his first eight NHL starts with Philadelphia in 1982-83.
-With three shutouts, Jones is tied for the league lead with Ben Scrivens, Marc-Andre Fleury, Josh Harding, Ben Bishop, Tuukka Rask, Roberto Luongo and Martin Brodeur.
-With his empty net goal, Dustin Brown earned his 400th career point (188-212=400).
-Dustin Brown has gone 12 games without recording an assist and 24 games without recording a point on the power play.
-The Kings snapped a four-game streak of being outshot.
-The Kings have scored three power plays in their last 45 opportunities.
-The Kings have killed off 67 of the last 73 penalties, dating back to November 7, and 60 of the last 65 penalties, dating back to November 14.
-Dwight King has four points in the last three games (2-2=4).
-Jeff Carter has six points in the last four games (2-4=6).
-Jordan Nolan has four points in the last five games (2-2=4).
-Taylor Hall led all skaters with seven shots on goal. Matt Greene and Drew Doughty led the Kings with five shots apiece.
The Kings won 25-of-50 faceoffs. Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 8-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 6-of-11, Jarret Stoll won 7-of-14, Linden Vey won 2-of-6 and Jeff Carter won 2-of-6.