-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 64-63-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a home mark of 39-27-7. The Kings lost the season series to the Sharks for the second consecutive year after winning the season series in three consecutive years from 2012-13 to 2014-15.
-Los Angeles fell to 14-11-2 against the Western Conference, 7-6-0 against the Pacific Division, 13-7-4 in one-goal games, 8-14-2 when their opponent scores first, 5-11-2 when trailing after one period, 5-6-0 when outshot by their opponent and 19-4-3 when any player records a multi-point effort.
-The Kings, who pulled their goalie for the 17th time this season, are yet to score with their goalie pulled. The last Kings goal with their goalie pulled was scored by Kris Versteeg in a 5-4 overtime win at Calgary on April 5, 2016.
-Dustin Brown (0-2=2) recorded his fifth multi-point game of the season. He has six points in the last five games (2-4=6).
-Anze Kopitar failed to record a shot attempt in the loss.
-With two assists, Joe Thornton now has 1,370 career points, moving him past Johnny Bucyk (1,369) and into sole possession of 24th place on the NHL’s all-time points list.
-Brent Burns became the first defenseman to score 19 goals in his team’s first 45 games since Paul Coffey recorded 22 goals in 45 games with Edmonton in 1985-86.
-Los Angeles recorded 54 shot attempts (24 on goal, 17 blocked, 13 missed). San Jose recorded 53 shot attempts (27 on goal, 10 blocked, 16 missed). Marc-Edouard Vlasic led all skaters with four shots on goal.
-The Kings won 34-of-65 faceoffs (52%). Anze Kopitar won 9-of-16, Nick Shore won 8-of-16, Nic Dowd won 7-of-12 and Jeff Carter won 10-of-21.
Thursday, January 19 is an off-day for the team. The next practice is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20.