December 8 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 30-19-4 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes an away mark of 13-10-3. The Kings are 8-3-0 in their last 11 overall games against the Blue Jackets and finished the season series with a 1-1-0 head-to-head record.

-Los Angeles improved to 8-3-1 against the Eastern Conference and 5-2-0 against the Metropolitan Division. Tuesday’s game marked the third of eight consecutive games against the Eastern Conference. Thus far, the Kings are 3-0-0 (W vs PIT, W vs TBL, W @CBJ, 12/11 @ PIT, 12/12 @ BUF, 12/14 @ OTT, 12/17 @ MTL, 12/19 @ TOR).

-The Kings have won five straight games and have points in seven straight. The longest winning streak and point streak thus far this season is seven games, set between October 16 and 31.

-Los Angeles improved to 5-0 in games decided in overtime, 10-4-1 in one-goal games and 4-6-0 when trailing after two periods.

-With his third period goal, Jeff Carter now has points in seven straight games (2-5=7), the longest point streak by a King since Justin Williams had points in seven straight games between March 28 and April 7, 2013.

-With his third period assist, Milan Lucic now has points in three straight games (3-1=4) and seven points (4-3=7) in the last seven games.

-Anze Kopitar’s four-game point streak was snapped, though he still has nine points (3-6=9) in the last nine games. He has logged at least 23 minutes in four straight games.

-Drew Doughty’s three-game point streak was snapped. He hasn’t logged fewer than 29 minutes since November 23 and has logged at least 30 minutes in four straight games.

-Los Angeles attempted 84 shots (41 on goal, 26 blocked, 17 missed). Columbus attempted 40 shots (23 on goal, 9 blocked, 8 missed). Alec Martinez led all skaters with seven shots on goal and 12 shot attempts (7 on goal, 2 blocked, 3 missed).

-The Kings won 30-of-66 faceoffs (45%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 17-of-30, Jordan Weal won 2-of-6, Nick Shore won 3-of-10 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-15.

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