Postgame notes (Dec. 21) - LA Kings Insider

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings were able to end their five-game road trip with a winning record as they beat Colorado 5-0 on Tuesday night.

— During the road trip, on which the Kings won three games and lost two, they outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 22-10. During the trip, the Kings handed the Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings their first shutout losses of the season, and also ended the point streaks of the Nashville Predators (8-0-1) and Avalanche (6-0-0).

— Colorado entered Tuesday’s game with 121 goals, most in the NHL, and had scored at least three goals in eight consecutive games. The Avalanche had been 7-0-1 in their last eight home games.

— The Kings on Tuesday went 1-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. On the trip, they went 5-for-15 on the power play (33.3 percent) and 15-for-17 on the penalty kill (88.2 percent).

— The Kings outshot the Avalanche 32-23. On the trip, the Kings’ shots-against total started high, with 51 at Detroit, then fell to 31 at St. Louis, 30 at Nashville, 24 at Chicago and 23 at Colorado.

— The Kings are now 8-10-0 on the road, 15-3-0 when scoring the first goal, 9-1-0 when leading after the first period, 11-0-0 when leading after the second period and 16-3-0 when they score at least three goals in a game.

— Jonathan Quick recorded his third shutout of the season and his 11th career shutout. During the trip, Quick had two shutouts and one assist, for the third point of his NHL career.

— Dustin Brown tied his career high with four points (two goals, two assists). It was his second two-goal game of the season. Brown has five multi-point games in his last six games. He has totaled four goals and eight assists in his last six games and four goals and 11 assists in his last nine games. The Kings are 6-1-1 this season when Brown has a multi-point game.

— Rob Scuderi had his first goal of the season, and his first goal with the Kings. It was his fourth career goal in 405 NHL regular-season games, and his first since Oct. 4, 2008 (for Pittsburgh against Ottawa, in Sweden). It was also Scuderi’s first-ever game winning goal. Scuderi also had one assist for his first multi-point game of the season.

— Brad Richardson had one goal. Four of Richardson’s five goals this season have come against Colorado, the team that traded him to the Kings in 2008. Richardson had a hat trick on Oct. 23, when the Kings previously played at Colorado.

— Justin Williams had a power-play goal. Williams has two goals in his last three games, after scoring only one goal in his prior 12 games.

— Drew Doughty had two assists. After going 10 consecutive games without a point, Doughty now has one goal and seven assists in his last five games.

— Anze Kopitar had two assists. Kopitar has six goals and seven assists in his last nine games, and the Kings have are 8-1-1 this season when Kopitar has a multi-point game.

— Jarret Stoll had a power-play assist. Stoll has three assists in his last two games, including two power-play assists.

— Ryan Smyth had one assist, and has four goals and one assist in his last six games.

— Marco Sturm made his Kings debut, played 11 minutes, 42 seconds, and was credited with one shot on goal and one hit.

— Anze Kopitar led the Kings with six shots on goal, while Trevor Lewis had three hits and Davis Drewiske had three blocked shots.

— Jack Johnson played a game-high 25 minutes, 49 seconds. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 18:20.

— The Kings won 35 of 61 faceoffs (57 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 15 draws (80 percent).

— Terry Murray recorded his 99th win with the Kings, in 196. In Kings history, the coach to reach 100 wins the fastest was Tom Webster, who did it in 211 games.