Here are some team and player notes from today’s game, starting with this interesting one…
— For a long stretch late in the game, the Kings went with lines of Richardson-Kopitar-Brown, Frolov-Stoll-Williams and Parse-Handzus-Simmonds. Teddy Purcell had one third-period shift.
— The Kings are now 0-2-1 in Saturday afternoon home starts.
— The Kings are now 3-0-1 in their last four games.
— The Kings outshot the Blues 40-31. The Kings reached the 40-shot plateau for the second time this season — and second time in their last three games — but have now allowed at least 30 shots in five consecutive games. The Kings are averaging 27 shots on goal against this season.
— Wayne Simmonds had two assists to extend his career-best point streak to six games. Simmonds has four goals and four assists in his last six games and now has nine goals and 10 assists in 30 games this season. Last season, as a rookie, Simmonds had nine goals and 14 assists in 82 games.
— Brad Richardson, who did not score a goal in his first 57 games with the Kings — since the start of the 2008-09 season — now has scored goals in three consecutive games. Richardson scored a first-period shorthanded goal Saturday.
— Scott Parse had one goal and one assist and now has at least one point in five of his last six games. Parse has two goals and four assists in that stretch.
— Jarret Stoll, who had one goal and one assist, has at least one point in three consecutive games (one goal, three assists).
— Dustin Brown led the Kings in shots on goal (six) and hits (nine).
— Jack Johnson led the Kings in ice time, at 28:06. Just Williams led all Kings forwards in ice time at 22:44.
— The Kings went 0 for 2 on the power play and 4 for 5 on the penalty kill. The Kings have failed to outscore their opponents on the power play in eight consecutive games. In three of those games, the Kings have given up more power-play goals than they have scored. In the other five, the power-play goals have been even.
— The Kings won 30 of 73 faceoffs (41 percent).
— Before the game, the Kings had a ceremony to honor Luc Robitaille and his induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Afterward, Robitaille spoke to reporters. The transcript of his comments can be found here.
— Jack Johnson will be making an appearance tomorrow at the Sport Chalet in Arcadia from 1:30-2:30 p.m., signing autographs. For address and details, click here.