January 30 postgame notes
-With the loss, the Kings fell to 70-58-21 all-time against the Penguins, a record that includes a 45-18-10 mark in Los Angeles. The Kings lost to the Penguins in regulation for the first time in the history of Staples Center. The two teams will conclude their season series on March 27 at the CONSOL Energy Center.
-The Kings fell to 13-6-2 against the Eastern Conference and 5-3-1 against the Metropolitan Division.
-The Kings have held only one third period lead in the last seven games.
-In the last 303:10, the only King to score has been Anze Kopitar, who has scored three times. The last Los Angeles skater to score a goal other than Kopitar was Robyn Regehr during the third period of the 5-3 loss to Columbus on January 21.
-Kopitar tied Jim Fox for 13th overall on the team’s all-time list with his 578th game played as a King.
-Kopitar’s first period power play goal ended a 0-for-18 stretch on the man advantage following Jeff Carter’s third period goal in Boston on January 20.
-The Kings have scored either no goals or one goal for five consecutive games.
-Robyn Regehr played his 999th career game tonight.
-Jarret Stoll was not credited with a shot attempt in 16:03 of ice time.
-The Penguins out-hit the Kings 40-36. Robert Bortuzzo was credited with a game-high six hits.
-The Kings won 34-of-56 faceoffs. Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 5-of-14, Anze Kopitar won 4-of-7, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-4, Colin Fraser won 2-of-2, Jarret Stoll won 9-of-13, and Jeff Carter won 12-of-15.
The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday.