March 10 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 76-100-26 all-time against St. Louis, a record that includes a home mark of 48-38-14. Following a stretch in which the Kings had won 19 of 24 regular season and playoff games against the Blues, they have now gone 2-4-2 in their last eight head-to-head meetings. Los Angeles lost the season series for the third consecutive year, going 1-0-2 in 2015-16 and 1-2-0 in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

-The Kings fell to 17-17-4 against the Western Conference, 7-7-1 against the Central Division, 15-7 in games decided by three or more goals, 18-23-3 when allowing the first goal, 11-18-3 when trailing after the first period, 6-19-3 when trailing after the second period and 16-16-3 when outshot by their opponent.

-Los Angeles allowed the first goal for the eighth time in the last nine games. By being outscored 2-0 in the first period, their first period goal differential dropped to an NHL-worst -24.

-The Kings’ seven goals against tied a season high (also 2/13/18; 3-7 L @ CAR). All goals were scored at even strength, with six coming in five-on-five play. Prior to Saturday, Los Angeles hadn’t allowed more than four goals during five-on-five play in any game this season and had done so only once (also 1/4/18, 3-4 L @ CGY).

-All Los Angeles skaters recorded at least one shot on goal and were led by Anze Kopitar, who registered six. Alex Pietrangelo led all skates with eight shots on goal and 13 shot attempts.

-14 of 18 St. Louis skaters recorded a point. Only Carl Gunnarson, Brayden Schenn, Jordan Schmaltz and Nikita Soshnikov failed to record at least one point. Entering the game, the Blues had scored 10 goals over their prior eight games.

-With his third period power play goal, Dustin Brown reached the 20-goal plateau for the first time since the 2011-12 season and the sixth time in his career. He also recorded 18 goals in 46 games in the truncated 2012-13 season.

-Anze Kopitar (0-2=2) tallied his team-leading 21st multi-point game of the season. His 47 assists lead the team and are just four shy of his career-high of 51, set in 2011-12.

-The Kings attempted 65 shots (40 on goal, 13 blocked, 12 missed). The Blues attempted 65 shots (43 on goal, 11 blocked, 11 missed).

-Los Angeles won 37-of-60 faceoffs (62%). Adrian Kempe won 1-of-1, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-19, Dustin Brown won 1-of-1, Nate Thompson won 9-of-15, Michael Amadio won 4-of-8, Torrey Mitchell won 2-of-5, Tyler Toffoli won 0-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 6-of-10.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 11 at Toyota Sports Center.

-Lead photo via Adam Pantozzi/NHLI

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#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


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#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
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Handedness: Left


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Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


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Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
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Handedness: Right


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Handedness: Right


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