-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 65-63-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a road mark of 26-36-12. The Kings improved to 6-4-1 in their last 11 visits to the SAP Center. These teams will meet next on November 12 at Staples Center.
-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 1-0-0 against the Western Conference, 1-0-0 against the Pacific Division, 2-0-0 when scoring the first goal, 1-0-0 when leading after the first period, 1-0-0 in games decided by three or more goals and 1-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
-The Kings won their first two games of the season for the first time since 2002-03, when they won their first three games against Phoenix, Detroit and Anaheim.
-Jake Muzzin logged a game-high 28:15 of ice time, his highest total since he recorded 28:43 at Washington on February 16, 2016.
-Drew Doughty recorded a +4 rating. He was a +4 twice last year (7-0 W @ TOR, 11/8/16; 6-4 W vs EDM, 4/4/17). Derek Forbort, Alex Iafallo, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown all recorded +3 ratings. Brent Burns was -4 for San Jose.
-Los Angeles attempted 61 shots (38 on goal, 14 blocked, 9 missed). San Jose attempted 52 shots (25 on goal, 14 blocked, 13 missed). Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli and Timo Meier finished tied with a game-high five shots on goal, while Kopitar and Toffoli led all skaters with seven shot attempts.
-The Kings won 35-of-69 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 1-of-3, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-22, Michael Cammalleri won 0-of-4, Nick Shore won 9-of-20, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-2, Dustin Brown won 0-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 10-of-17.
Sunday, October 8 is an off-day for the Kings. They will return to practice on Monday, October 9 at 9:00 a.m.
-Lead photo via Don Smith/NHLI