Some notes from last night’s game…
— The Kings won their sixth consecutive game and moved into first place in the Pacific Division as they beat the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in a shootout on Thursday night at Staples Center.
— In the division race, the Kings are tied in points with Phoenix, which has played one more game, and are one point ahead of Dallas, with an equal number of games played. The Coyotes are seventh in the Western Conference and the Stars are eighth. The Kings are one point ahead of ninth-place Colorado, which has played two more games.
— The Kings improved to 6-7 in shootouts this season. Mike Richards and T.J. Oshie scored in the second round, then Jeff Carter scored in the fourth round.
— The Kings finished the season series against St. Louis with a 3-1-0 record, including one shootout win.
— The Kings recorded their ninth shutout of the season. Jonathan Quick made 35 saves to record his eighth shutout of the season, tied with the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist for most in the NHL. Quick also tied Rogie Vachon for most shutouts in a single season for the Kings. Vachon had eight shutouts in 1976-77. Quick recorded his 22nd career shutout. Vachon holds the Kings’ all-time record with 32.
— The Kings have allowed two or fewer goals in 49 of 74 games this season, and have a 32-9-8 record in those games.
— The Kings outshot the Blues 37-35, including 17-9 in the second period.
— The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
— The Kings improved to 20-12-4 at Staples Center and 17-13-12 in one-goal games.
— It was the third time this season that the Kings went to overtime in a scoreless game. The Kings lost 1-0 in overtime at Winnipeg on Dec. 29 and won 1-0 in overtime against Phoenix on Jan. 5.
— Darryl Sutter now has 1,001 career points as an NHL head coach, with a 431-331-139 record.
— Anze Kopitar recorded a game-high seven shots on goal. Dustin Brown was credited with a team-high six hits. Matt Greene was credited with a game-high four blocked shots.
— Willie Mitchell led the Kings in ice time, at 25 minutes, 20 seconds, followed by Rob Scuderi, at 24:26. Anze Kopitar led all Kings forwards in ice time, at 24:11, followed by Dustin Brown, at 20:51.
— The Kings won 31 of 55 faceoffs (56 percent). Jarret Stoll won 12 of 19 draws (63 percent). Mike Richards won 11 of 17 draws (65 percent). Anze Kopitar won 7 of 15 draws (47 percent).