January 4 postgame notes
-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 99-96-35 all-time against Vancouver, which includes a record of 61-38-18 at home. The Canucks will visit STAPLES Center again in nine days before concluding the season series on April 5 at Rogers Arena.
-Los Angeles is 3-0-0 vs. Vancouver this season. The last time the Kings won three games against the Canucks was 2007-08 (3-0-1).
-The Kings are 12-3-2 in their last 17 home games.
-The Kings improved to 9-3-1 against the Pacific Division.
-The Kings have allowed nine goals in their last 30 shorthanded situations.
-The Kings improved to 4-11-1 when trailing after two periods.
-The Kings’ 49 shots were the second-most shots on goal this season. The season high is 51 at Anaheim, set on December 3. In all, 74 shots were attempted at Vancouver’s goal.
-Since recording an assist 42 seconds into Los Angeles’ 7-4 win over Phoenix on October 24, Dustin Brown has gone 67:06 without recording a point on the power play.
-Jeff Carter has 14 points (8-6=14) in the last 12 games.
-With an assist, Drew Doughty (55-152=207) tied Larry Murphy (52-155=207) for the sixth-most points amongst defensemen in club history.
-Justin Williams had eight shots tonight, the most by any King in a game this season. Jeff Carter took seven shots and Dustin Brown took six.
-The Kings won 36-of-61 faceoffs (59%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-12, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-15, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-4, Jarret Stoll won 13-of-17, and Jeff Carter won 7-of-11.
-Darryl Sutter coached his 1,000th regular season NHL game. He has an all-time head coaching record of 487-362-101-50.
The Kings have a scheduled off-day on Sunday, January 5. The team will practice next at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6.