December 5 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 72-59-22 all-time against Pittsburgh, a record that includes a home mark of 46-18-11. The Kings ended their three-game home losing streak to the Penguins.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 6-3-1 against the Eastern Conference and 4-2-0 against the Metropolitan Division. Saturday’s game marked the first of eight consecutive games against the Eastern Conference. Thus far, the Kings are 1-0-0 (W vs PIT, 12/6 vs TBL, 12/8 @CBJ, 12/11 @ PIT, 12/12 @ BUF, 12/14 @ OTT, 12/17 @ MTL, 12/19 @ TOR).

-Three different Los Angeles defensemen (Drew Doughty, Christian Ehrhoff, Jake Muzzin) scored in the same game for the first time since a March 17, 2007 game against Columbus (Rob Blake, Jamie Heward, Lubomir Visnovsky), according to Elias Sports Bureau. That game also ended in a 5-3 Kings win.

-Los Angeles scored four goals during the second period, the most in a period since scoring four in the first period of a 4-0 win at Minnesota on November 26, 2014.

-With Marian Gaborik’s missed penalty shot attempt, the Kings are now 18-for-57 on penalty shots in franchise history.

-With his first period goal, Drew Doughty (70 career goals) tied Lubomir Visnovsky for fourth place on the club’s all-time list of goals by a defenseman. With four power play goals this season, he is tied for third place amongst NHL defensemen.

-With his second period goal, Jake Muzzin tied his career-high in points with three (1-2=3; third time; last time: December 11, 2014 at Ottawa).

-Christian Ehrhoff scored his first goal since January 2, 2015, a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay (while with Pittsburgh).

-Jeff Carter extended his point streak to five games (1-4=5).

-Marian Gaborik extended his point streak to three games (2-2=4).

-Anze Kopitar extended his point streak to three games (1-3=4). He has eight points (3-5=8) in the last seven games and recorded the 399th assist of his career.

-Milan Lucic now has nine goals on the season, ranking third on the team. He has five points (3-2=5) in the last five games.

-Los Angeles attempted 67 shots (37 on goal, 18 blocked, 12 missed). Pittsburgh attempted 36 shots (20 on goal, 10 blocked, 6 missed). Marian Gaborik led all skaters with seven shots on goal and eight shot attempts (7 on goal, 1 blocked).

-The Kings won 29-of-59 faceoffs (49%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-23, Andy Andreoff won 0-of-2, Jordan Weal won 1-of-5, Nick Shore won 7-of-10 and Jeff Carter won 10-of-18.

The Kings are scheduled to hold an optional morning skate at 10:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Sunday, December 6.

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