— First, a great note courtesy of bus seatmate Nick Nickson. The Kings’ 4-1 start is their best since 1992-93, which you might remember for a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Kings started that season 5-1 and went on to finish the regular season with a 39-35-10 record.
— The Kings went 1 for 3 on the power play and have scored at least one power-play goal in all five games this season. They’re 7 for 21 on the power play for the season.
— The Kings went 3 for 3 on the penalty kill and have now killed 10 consecutive opponents’ power plays, after a stretch in which they allowed seven power-play goals in nine chances.
— The Kings were outshot 29-22 and totaled a season low in shots. They have been outshot in three consecutive games.
— Jonathan Quick made 28 saves and has stopped 57 of 59 shots in his last two games.
— Anze Kopitar scored a second-period goal. He has scored at least one point in every game and has four goals and six assists.
— Drew Doughty scored a third-period goal, one day after undergoing 2 1/2 hours of dental work. Doughty has scored at least one point in every game and two goals and four assists.
— Ryan Smyth had a second-period assist. He has scored at least one point in every game and has four goals and four assists.
— Dustin Brown, Alexander Frolov, Teddy Purcell and Justin Williams each had a team-high four shots on goal for the Kings. Brown had a team-high five hits.
— The Kings lost 29 of 52 faceoffs. Jarret Stoll was the Kings’ best faceoff center and won 10 of 18. Michael Handzus won 5 of 14.
— Jack Johnson played a team-high 23 minutes, 6 seconds. Ryan Smyth led all Kings forwards at 22:05.
— The Kings improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games at Long Island.