April 12 postgame notes
-The Kings finished 46-28-8 in 2013-14. Their leading scorer was Anze Kopitar, who finished with 70 points (29-41=70) in 82 games. It was the fourth time in Kopitar’s career that he reached the 70-point mark. He recorded 27 points (13-14=27) in the last 25 games.
-Players who appeared in all 82 games were Kopitar, Justin Williams, Mike Richards and Slava Voynov.
-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 53-43-21 all-time against Anaheim, a record that includes a home mark of 32-17-10.
-By earning a point with the shootout loss, the Kings reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in club history (1974-75: 105 points, 1990-91: 102 points, 2009-10: 101 points).
-Los Angeles clinched at least a tie with Boston for the Jennings Trophy, awarded to any goaltender who plays a minimum of 25 games on the team that allows the fewest goals in the league. Both teams have allowed 174 goals; the Kings’ season has concluded, while the Bruins play at New Jersey tomorrow.
-Excluding shootout goals, the Kings have allowed 168 goals this season, setting the franchise record for fewest goals allowed in a single season. The previous record of 170 was set in 2011-12.
-Los Angeles went 2-2-2 in a six-game stretch in which they faced all Pacific Division opponents once to close the season (W vs PHX, L @ SJS, L @ VAN, SOL @ CGY, W @ EDM, SOL vs ANA). The Kings finished 16-10-3 against the Pacific Division this season.
-By playing his 604th career game, Anze Kopitar moved into a tie for 10th place on the club’s all-time games played list with Jay Wells.
-Marian Gaborik has 12 points (3-9=12) in the last 10 games.
-Mike Richards has gone 22 games without recording assist and has been held scoreless in the last nine
-Jeff Carter has gone five games without a goal and has one goal in his last eight games.
-Justin Williams finished with a game-high six shots. He took 25 shots over the final four games of the season.
-The Kings won 29-of-64 faceoffs (45%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 6-of-13, Anze Kopitar won 6-of-18, Trevor Lewis won 7-of-10, Jarret Stoll won 10-of-18, and Jeff Carter won 0-of-5.
Sunday is a recovery day for the Kings. The team’s schedule on Monday is TBD.