April 2 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 69-50-12 all-time against the Colorado franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 40-19-8. The Kings swept the season series for the first time since 2014-15 and the fourth time ever against the Avalanche or Nordiques (also 1988-89, 1989-90). They have won five straight overall in the head-to-head series via an aggregate score of 19-4.

-Los Angeles improved to 10-7-2 against the Central Division, 23-18-7 against the Western Conference, 12-9 in two-goal games, 24-3-4 when scoring first, 18-3-3 when leading after the first period, 26-2-1 when leading after the second period and 18-16-5 when outshot by their opponent.

-In the race for the Jennings Trophy, the Kings have allowed 195 goals (with two games remaining), the Bruins have allowed 201 goals (with four games remaining) and the Predators have allowed 204 goals (with three games remaining).

-Los Angeles’ 230 goals are the most since they scored 231 in 2009-10 and 243 in 2005-06.

-Alex Kerfoot’s second period goal ended a string of 22 consecutive penalties killed off by Los Angeles.

-The Kings out-hit the Avalanche, 45-20. Dustin Brown finished with eight hits, while Christian Folin and Trevor Lewis each issued six.

-Los Angeles blocked 18 shots, led by Drew Doughty’s seven and Christian Folin’s six.

-Dustin Brown (1-0=1) scored his 24th goal of the season, tied for his third most in a single season and the most since he tallied 28 during the 2010-11 season. It was his fourth career regular season shorthanded goal and his fifth game-winning goal of the season, representing his most GWGs since he totaled six in 2011-12.

-Drew Doughty (0-1=1) tied his career-high in points with 59 (set in 2009-10) and extended his career-high with his 49th assist.

-Anze Kopitar (0-1=1) extended his career-high with his 56th assist and 91st point. He currently ranks sixth in the league in points and tied for 10th in assists. He has 43 points (16-26=43) in 41 career games against Colorado and has points in four straight games (2-3=5).

-Trevor Lewis (0-1=1) recorded his 26th point of the season (14-12=26), surpassing his career-high of 25 set in 2014-15.

-Alec Martinez (0-1=1) played a career-high 32:11, surpassing his previous high of 29:23, set October 24, 2017 at Ottawa.

-Kyle Clifford (1-0=1) scored his sixth goal of the season, one shy of his career-high (twice; 2012-13 and 2010-11).

-The Kings attempted 51 shots (25 on goal, 12 blocked, 14 missed). The Avalanche attempted 54 shots (28 on goal, 18 blocked, 8 missed). Sven Andrighetto led all skaters with five shots on goal, while Dustin Brown led L.A. with four.

-Los Angeles won 29-of-57 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 1-of-6, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-23, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Nate Thompson won 5-of-9, Michael Amadio won 2-of-2, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-3 and Jeff Carter won 8-of-13.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Tuesday, April 2. There is a chance this may be an optional practice.

-Lead photo via Juan Ocampo/NHLI