January 22 postgame notes
-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 26-18-4 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes an 11-10-3 mark on the road. The Kings’ three game winning streak against the Blue Jackets was snapped.
-Los Angeles fell to 13-5-3 against the Eastern Conference and 5-2-1 against the Metropolitan Division.
-The Kings fell to 4-4-0 on the second half of back-to-back sets.
-With his second period goal, Jeff Carter increased his goal streak to four straight games. He has points in five straight and seven of eight. Carter now has 21 points (13-8-21) in the last 20 games and 42 shots on goal in the last eight games. With 49 goals since the start of the 2012-13 season, he ranks third over that time frame, behind Alex Ovechkin (66) and John Tavares (51). Carter missed 10 games due to injury this season.
-Anze Kopitar’s five game point streak against Columbus was snapped.
-Robyn Regehr scored his first goal since February 17, 2012, which came in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens while he was a member of the Buffalo Sabres.
-Dwight King ended a 14 game goalless streak by scoring the game’s first goal. His last goal came in a 4-1 win over San Jose on December 19, ending a three-goals-in-four-games stretch.
-Both teams attempted 54 shots. For the Kings, 29 shots were on goal, 18 shots were blocked, and seven shots missed the net. For the Blue Jackets, 34 shots were on goal, nine shots were blocked and 10 shots missed the net. Alec Martinez was the only King who did not record a shot on goal.
-Columbus was credited with 39 hits; Los Angeles was credited with 23. Boone Jenner logged a game-high nine hits for the Blue Jackets, while Slava Voynov recorded a team-high five for the Kings.
-Los Angeles won 26-of-58 faceoffs. Among regular faceoff performers, Mike Richards won 4-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 7-of-16, Jarret Stoll won 9-of-19, Linden Vey won 1-of-4, and Jeff Carter won 5-of-8.
Wednesday, January 22 is a scheduled day off for the team.