December 12 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 55-32-15 all-time against the New Jersey franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 24-21-7. The Kings fell to 5-2-1 in their last eight visits to the Prudential Center. The teams’ next meeting will be March 17 at Staples Center.

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 14-4-0 against the Eastern Conference, 5-1-0 against the Metropolitan Division, 8-2 in games decided by three or more goals, 9-7-3 when their opponent scores first, 5-6-3 when trailing after the first period, 3-7-3 when trailing after two periods and 10-6-1 when outshot by their opponents.

-The Kings’ eight game winning streak and nine-game point streak were snapped. Since establishing a franchise record with a nine-game winning streak between January 21 and February 6, 2010, the Kings have lost three straight games when trying to extend eight-game streaks to nine-game streaks. The first streak, from February 6 to March 10, 2014, was ended at Staples Center by Toronto, 3-2. The second streak, from February 7 to 24, 2015, was ended at Staples Center by Ottawa, 1-0. The team’s previous loss was the 3-2 overtime loss in Arizona on November 24, while the previous regulation loss was the 2-1 defeat to Winnipeg at Staples Center on November 22. The eight-game streak was the longest winning streak in the NHL this season. The loss also snapped a four-game road winning streak.

-Los Angeles has allowed power play goals in three straight games for the third time this season. Prior to tonight, they had allowed power play goals in back-to-back games only twice.

-The Kings’ streak of scoring at least three goals was snapped at seven games.

-Los Angeles’ 17 shots on goal were a season-low. The previous low was 20, set in a 4-0 win versus Florida on November 18.

-The Kings out-hit the Devils, 47-34. Trevor Lewis recorded a game-high eight hits, while Jake Muzzin was credited with seven.

-Marian Gaborik played his 999th career game.

-Anze Kopitar’s five-game point streak and four-game assist streak was snapped in the loss.

-Tanner Pearson’s two-game goal streak was snapped in the loss.

-In his return to the lineup, Kyle Clifford recorded three hits and was a minus-one in 9:22 of action.

-Los Angeles attempted 34 shots (17 on goal, 10 blocked, 7 missed). New Jersey attempted 45 shots (26 on goal, 10 blocked, 9 missed). Brian Gibbons finished with a game-high four shots on goal, while Torrey Mitchell led L.A. with three shots.

-The Kings won 22-of-51 faceoffs (43%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-6, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-20, Kyle Clifford won 0-of-1, Nick Shore won 5-of-14, Tanner Pearson won 0-of-1 and Torrey Mitchell won 6-of-9.

-Lead photo via Andy Marlin/NHLI