-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 60-58-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a home mark of 38-24-7.
-With the loss, home teams are now 26-7-1 in the last 34 regular season games in the series. The Kings fell to 8-2-1 in their last 11 home games against the Sharks. The two teams will meet next on October 22 in San Jose.
-Los Angeles fell to 20-19-9 all-time in season openers and 23-17-8 all-time in home openers. The Kings have lost their last four home openers (0-4-0).
-Nick Shore scored his second career goal just 1:49 into the first period. The goal was the second fastest in Kings home opener history, and the fastest goal since Pat Conacher scored at the 30-second mark of the first period on October 7, 1995 against Colorado. It was the sixth fastest in Kings opening night history overall and fastest since Jeremy Roenick scored at the 1:02 mark of the first period on October 5, 2005 at Dallas (courtesy Elias Sports Bureau).
-The Kings played in front of their 162nd consecutive sellout, including playoffs.
-San Jose won its sixth consecutive season opener, the longest current stretch in the league.
-Los Angeles won 38-of-74 faceoffs (51%). Among faceoff regulars, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-20, Andy Andreoff won 3-of-5, Nick Shore won 8-of-15, Trevor Lewis won 3-of-8, and Jeff Carter won 11-of-20.
-The Kings attempted 44 shots (20 on goal, 13 blocked, 11 missed). The Sharks attempted 55 shots (32 on goal, 10 blocked, 12 missed).
The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Thursday, October 8.