October 31 postgame notes

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 81-80-32 all-time against the Red Wings, a record that includes a road mark of 34-46-17. Los Angeles is 3-7-1 in both its last 11 overall games in the series and its last 11 games at Joe Louis Arena and hasn’t won in Detroit since going 2-0-0 in the 2010-11 season.

-The Kings fell to 1-1-0 on the second night of back-to-back sets and 1-1-0 against the Atlantic Division.

-Los Angeles fell to 2-2-1 in a six-game stretch comprised entirely of Eastern Conference teams (2-0 vs BUF. 5-2 vs CBJ, 2-3 OT @ PHI, 0-3 @ PIT, 2-5 @ DET; 11/2 @ CAR)

-After having killed off 18 consecutive power plays entering Sunday’s game, the Kings have allowed five power play goals on 16 opportunities over the last four games.

-Via the Elias Sports Bureau, With Tyler Toffoli’s shorthanded goal at 1:48 of the third period, he became the fastest player in Kings history to reach three-or-more shorthanded goals in eleven-or-fewer games (previously Mike Murphy in 1976-77; 12 games). He is also the fastest to reach that mark since Claude Giroux did so in the 2010-11 season (3 SHG in 10 games).

-Jeff Carter (-2) was a minus for the first time this season. Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli have posted even-or-better ratings in all 11 games this season.

-Trevor Lewis recorded an assist, a plus-one rating and four blocked shots in 12:34 of ice time in his return to the lineup.

-Alec Martinez finished with a game-high four blocked shots. His goal was the first goal by a Kings defenseman this season.

-Pavel Datsyuk attempted seven shots, all of which hit the net.

-Los Angeles attempted 52 shots (30 on goal, 10 blocked, 12 missed). Detroit attempted 55 shots (35 on goal, 12 blocked, eight missed).

-The Kings won 37-of-74 faceoffs (50%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 11-of-21, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-6, Jarret Stoll won 15-of-24, and Jeff Carter won 8-of-21.

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