Some notes from last night’s game…
— Dustin Brown recorded the first hat trick for a Kings player this season, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Saturday night at Staples Center.
— Brown also had one assist, and pushed his season totals to 17 goals and 18 assists. Brown scored two power-play goals in the first period and a shorthanded goal in the second period. Brown recorded the third hat trick of his career and tied his career-high with a four-point game. Six of Brown’s 17 goals this season have been game-winning goals. It was Brown’s sixth multi-point game of the season. Brown has four goals and two assists in his last three games.
— The Kings’ previous hat trick was recorded by Anze Kopitar, on March 11, 2011, at Columbus. The Kings’ previous hat trick at home was recorded by Brown, on April 1, 2010 vs. Vancouver.
— The Kings have a 17-0-2 record this season when they score at least three goals in regulation/overtime.
— The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 30-19, including 14-9 in the second period.
— The Kings went 2-for-3 on the power play and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill. The Kings have a 20-6-3 record this season when they score at least one power-play goal.
— The Kings improved to 15-12-4 at Staples Center, 21-4-6 when scoring the first goal, 12-1-2 when leading after the first period and 20-0-3 when leading after the second period.
— Jonathan Quick made 19 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and his 21st career shutout. The Kings’ single-season record for shutouts is eight, set by Rogie Vachon in 1976-77. Quick has not shut out the Blackhawks in two consecutive meetings.
— Willie Mitchell had one goal and one assist, to push his season totals to four goals and 10 assists. It was Mitchell’s first multi-point game of the season. Mitchell has one goal and two assists in his last three games.
— Jarret Stoll had three assists, to push his season totals to 13 assists and 18 points. Stoll’s three assists tied a career high. Stoll has two goals and three assists in three games against Chicago this season. It was Stoll’s third multi-point game of the season and his first three-point game of the season.
— Alec Martinez had one assist, his second assist and fourth point of the season. Martinez has two assists in his last three games.
— In his Kings debut, Jeff Carter played 17 minutes, 16 seconds. He recorded four shots on goal, one hit and won 1 of 2 faceoffs.
— Dustin Penner recorded a game-high five shots on goal. Jarret Stoll was credited with a team-high four hits. Willie Mitchell was credited with a game-high three blocked shots.
— Rob Scuderi led the Kings in ice time, at 25 minutes, 37 seconds, followed by Drew Doughty, at 24:12. Mike Richards led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 18:24, followed by Jarret Stoll, at 17:59.
— The Kings won 33 of 60 faceoffs (55 percent). Anze Kopitar won 6 of 17 draws (35 percent). Jarret Stoll won 11 of 15 draws (73 percent). Mike Richards won 8 of 14 draws (57 percent).