December 11 postgame notes

-With the shootout win, Los Angeles improved to 73-59-22 all-time against Pittsburgh, a record that includes a road mark of 27-41-11. The Kings are 6-3-2 in their last 11 visits to Consol Energy Center and Mellon Arena, with a tie serving as one of the two overtime decisions.

-Los Angeles improved to 9-3-1 against the Eastern Conference and 6-2-0 against the Metropolitan Division. Friday’s game marked the fourth of eight consecutive games against the Eastern Conference. Thus far, the Kings are 4-0-0 (W vs PIT, W vs TBL, W @CBJ, W@ PIT, 12/12 @ BUF, 12/14 @ OTT, 12/17 @ MTL, 12/19 @ TOR).

-Los Angeles has won six straight games and has points in eight straight. It is the longest point streak of the season, while the longest winning streak thus far is seven games, set between October 16 and 31.

-The Kings improved to 2-1 in shootouts this season. Jonathan Quick improved to 2-1 in shootouts and has now stopped seven of 10 total shots after tonight’s 3/4 performance. Anze Kopitar improved to 3/3, Dustin Brown fell to 0/1, Tanner Pearson fell to 0/1, and Marian Gaborik improved to 1/1 with his first SOWG of the season.

-Jeff Carter’s seven-game point streak was snapped. It was the longest point streak by a King since Justin Williams had points in seven straight games between March 28 and April 7, 2013.

-Milan Lucic’s three-game point streak was snapped.

-With his assist on Jake Muzzin’s goal, Anze Kopitar now has 10 points (3-7=10) in the last 10 games. With 25:05 of ice time, he has now logged at least 23 minutes in five straight games.

-With 30:21 of ice time, Drew Doughty has now logged at least 30 minutes in five straight games and hasn’t logged fewer than 29 minutes since November 23.

-In his NHL debut, Michael Mersch totaled two shots on goal and three hits and registered an even rating in 11:01 of ice time.

-Los Angeles has averaged 36.2 shots on goal over the last 11 games (398 total shots). The low over that time is 28, registered in a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay on November 25. All Kings skaters except for Jamie McBain and Milan Lucic recorded a shot on goal. Jordan Weal registered his first career shot on goal in the win.

-The Kings attempted 68 shots (40 on goal, 13 blocked, 15 missed). The Penguins attempted 70 shots (42 on goal, 14 blocked, 14 missed). Evgeni Malkin led all skaters with 10 shots on goal and 12 shot attempts (10 on goal, 2 blocked), while Marian Gaborik led Los Angeles with seven shots on goal and nine shot attempts (7 on goal, 2 blocked).

-The Kings won 37-of-75 faceoffs (49%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 20-of-35, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-2, Jordan Weal won 0-of-4, Nick Shore won 8-of-14, and Jeff Carter won 7-of-17.

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