Postgame notes (Feb. 4)

Some notes from last night’s game…

— The Kings’ offensive woes continued, as they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Saturday night at RBC Center.

— The Kings fell to 0-2-0 on this season-long six-game road trip.

— The Kings have scored only one 5-on-5 goal in nine periods since they returned from the All-Star break. Three of their four goals in the last three games have been scored on the power play.

— The Kings have scored fewer than two goals in 20 of their 53 games this season, and they have a 3-11-6 record in those games.

— The Kings have scored a total of 12 goals in their last eight road games, but have actually outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 12-11 in those games.

— The Kings had been 9-0-1 this season when leading after the first period. They led 1-0 on Saturday after Anze Kopitar’s power-play goal.

— The Kings lost both ends of a back-to-back set of games for the first time this season. It was their ninth set of back-to-back games.

— The Kings outshot the Hurricanes 25-22, including 8-4 in the first period.

— The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. The Kings are now 4-for-10 on the power play and 11-for-12 on the penalty kill in their last four games. The Kings are now 18-6-2 when they score at least one power-play goal in a game.

— The Kings fell to 10-7-6 on the road, 14-9-10 in one-goal games, 18-4-5 when scoring the first goal and 9-1-1 when leading after the first period.

— Jonathan Bernier stopped 20 of 22 shots in his ninth start of the season. Bernier has allowed two or fewer goals in each of his last six starts.

— Anze Kopitar scored a power-play goal, to push his team-high totals to 16 goals and 46 points. Seven of Kopitar’s 16 goals have come on the power play.

— Justin Williams had an assist on the power play, his 26th assist and 36th point of the season. Williams has four goals and eight assists in his last 11 games.

— Jack Johnson had an assist on the power play, his 15th assist and 23rd point of the season. Johnson has one goal and two assists in his last three games.

— Anze Kopitar recorded a team-high four shots on goal. Kyle Clifford was credited with a game-high five hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.

— Drew Doughty led the Kings in ice time, with a game-high 25 minutes, 22 seconds, followed by Willie Mitchell, at 22:19. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 18:51, followed by Dustin Brown, at 18:34.

— The Kings won 28 of 47 faceoffs (60 percent). Jarret Stoll won 5 of 13 draws (38 percent). Anze Kopitar won 8 of 12 draws (67 percent). Mike Richards won 9 of 10 draws (90 percent).

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