March 13 postgame notes
-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 61-58-22 all-time against Toronto, a record that includes a 35-24-10 mark at home. The Kings lost their third consecutive home game against the Maple Leafs, though they have won five of the last eight overall meetings, dating back to December 6, 2005.
-Los Angeles’ eight-game winning ended as the second longest winning streak in franchise history. The Kings also won eight straight in 1972-73 and 1991-92. The club record is nine games, set from January 21 – February 6, 2010.
-The last time the Kings led by two goals and lost was at Minnesota on March 30, 2013. They led 3-1 in the second period before losing 4-3 in a shootout.
-The Kings have allowed eight even strength goals, six power play goals and one shorthanded goal over the last nine games.
-Alec Martinez’s career-high five-game point streak (3-2=5) was snapped.
-Anze Kopitar has 13 points (5-8=13) in his last 10 games. His first period power play goal was the 63rd of his career, which moved him past Wayne Gretzky for eighth place on the club’s power play goal list.
-Marian Gaborik has 23 points (13-10=23) in 19 career games against Toronto.
-The Maple Leafs have allowed at least 30 shots in 57 of 68 games in 2013-14. They have allowed at least 40 shots in 20 games, including the last three.
- Other than two games in which he received a game misconduct, Dustin Brown’s ice time of 10:12 was his lowest total since April 18, 2006. He did not receive any special teams time on ice. He had one shot blocked and was credited with two hits.
-The Kings attempted 83 shots (41 on goal, 16 blocked, 26 missed). The Maple Leafs attempted 43 shots (29 on goal, 6 blocked, 8 missed). Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter and James van Riemsdyk finished with a game-high six shots on goal.
-Tim Gleason was credited with a game-high seven hits. Slava Voynov led Los Angeles with six hits.
-Los Angeles won 36-of-68 faceoffs (53%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-11, Anze Kopitar won 19-of-29, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-4, Jarret Stoll won 5-of-14, and Jeff Carter won 4-of-9.
The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, March 14.