December 13 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 43-57-20 all-time against Buffalo, a record that includes a road mark of 16-33-11. The Kings are 1-12-3 (including one tie) on the road in the series dating back to 1993-94. Los Angeles has been outscored 38-11 in the run of play during their current eight-game road losing streak (0-6-2) to the Sabres. These teams will meet again at Staples Center on March 16.

-The Kings fell to 6-5-1 against the Eastern Conference, 2-3-1 against the Atlantic Division, 3-7 in games decided by three or more goals, 8-4-1 when scoring first, 6-1-0 when leading after the first period and 11-9-1 when outshooting their opponent.

-Los Angeles fell to 1-2-1 during a stretch of eight consecutive games against Eastern Conference opponents (4-5 SOL vs MTL; 1-3 L vs CAR; 4-1 W vs OTT; 3-6 L @ BUF; 12/15 @ DET; 12/16 @ PIT; 12/18 @ BOS; 12/20 @ CBJ).

-Since being shut out in back-to-back-to-back games, the Kings have scored 54 goals (3.00 goals per game) and have allowed 46 goals (2.56 goals per game). They have scored at least three goals in four of the last five games, have allowed at least three goals in five of the last six games, and have allowed at least four goals in eight of 28 games this season.

-With his 246th career goal, Anze Kopitar tied Wayne Gretzky for sixth place on Los Angeles’ all-time goals list.

-By assisting on Kopitar’s goal, Trevor Lewis registered his 100th NHL point. He has three goals and five points in five December games.

-Jake Muzzin logged a minus-four rating for the first time in his career. In his previous 317 career games, he had drawn a minus-three rating only three times.

-Drew Doughty’s point streak was snapped at three games (2-2=4).

-The Kings attempted 54 shots (33 on goal, 13 blocked, 8 missed). The Sabres attempted 42 shots (26 on goal, 12 blocked, 4 missed). Jeff Carter led all skaters with eight shots and eight shot attempts.

-Los Angeles won 28-of-56 faceoffs (50%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-23, Andy Andreoff won 4-of-6, Nick Shore won 6-of-13 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-13.