February 27 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 26-19-14 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes a road mark of 12-10-8. The Wild have points in seven straight games against the Kings (5-0-2) and 19 of the last 26 games in the series. Of those 26 games, 16 have been decided by a single goal. Los Angeles finished the season series with a 1-1-1 record against Minnesota.

-With the overtime loss, the Kings fell to 18-13-3 against the Western Conference, 9-5-3 against the Central Division, 19-5-3 when scoring first, 13-1-2 when leading after the first period, 10-3-3 when tied after the second period, 10-2 in games decided in overtime and 6-7-1 when outshot by their opponent.

-Since the implementation of three-on-three overtime, Los Angeles is 22-5 in games decided in OT. In addition to Mikael Granlund, game-winning goals have been scored by Ryan O’Reilly, John Moore, Jaden Schwartz and Esa Lindell.

-The Kings have allowed first period goals in nine of the last 10 games.

-With a 2-for-2 penalty killing performance, Los Angeles has killed off 41 of their last 43 shorthanded situations since John Tavares’ power play empty net goal on January 21 at Barclays Center.

-With two points (1-1=2), Marian Gaborik now has 100 points (51-49=100) in 181 games as a King.

-With a first period goal, Tanner Pearson (1-0=1) recorded 20 goals in a season for the first time in his career. With five shots on goal, he is now one shot behind last year’s career-high of 137 shots, set over 79 games.

-In his last 10 games, Anze Kopitar has three assists and a minus-10 rating.

-The Kings attempted 63 shots (30 on goal, 18 blocked, 15 missed). The Wild attempted 55 shots (35 on goal, 10 blocked, 10 missed). Tanner Pearson, Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund all finished with a game-high five shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 33-of-69 faceoffs (48%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-20, Nick Shore won 8-of-16, Nic Dowd won 7-of-10, Adrian Kempe won 0-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 6-of-20.