March 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-Los Angeles fell to 22-15-13 all-time against Minnesota and 11-8-6 at home. Six of the last seven games between the two teams have been decided by one goal.

-The Kings’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot and the third seed in the Pacific Division remains at five (over Phoenix).

-After going 126-1-11 when leading after two periods in the 138 games prior to March 17, Los Angeles is now 4-2-0 in their last six games when leading after two.

-The Kings compiled a 9-10-2 record against the Central Division. They’ll face every Pacific Division team once to close out the season (vs PHX, @ SJ, @ VAN, @ CGY, @ EDM, vs ANA).

-Los Angeles’ six-game winning streak was snapped. They are 14-4-0 since February 6.

-The Kings have allowed four goals in the last 15 shorthanded situations.

-By finishing 11-4-0 record (22 points) in March, Los Angeles finished with the best March in club history and tied January, 2002 for the most wins out of any month in team history.

-Anze Kopitar has 20 points (8-12=20) in the last 19 games.

-Alec Martinez, who scored seven goals in March, has 12 points (7-5=12) in the last 15 games.

-Marian Gaborik has points in four straight games (1-4=5).

-Willie Mitchell has five assists and a plus-six rating in the last six games.

-Tyler Toffoli had his four-game point streak snapped.

-With one goal and one assist in the last nine games, this is Drew Doughty’s least productive nine-game stretch of the season. He remains one assist behind Marty McSorley for fifth place amongst defensemen on the franchise’s all-time assist list.

-Jordan Nolan’s ice time of 14:19 was his second highest total of the season.

-Justin Williams and Kyle Brodziak finished with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles attempted 46 shots (20 on goal, 11 blocked, 15 missed), while Minnesota attempted 39 shots (20 on goal, 7 blocked, 12 missed).

-The Kings won 24-of-52 faceoffs (46%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 10-of-15, Anze Kopitar won 6-of-16, Jarret Stoll won 4-of-9, and Jeff Carter won 4-of-11.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at Toyota Sports Center at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1.