December 15 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 19-9-2 all-time against Ottawa, a record that includes a road mark of 7-7-1. These teams will conclude their season series on January 16 at Staples Center.

-The Kings fell to 9-4-2 against the Eastern Conference and 3-2-2 against the Atlantic Division. Monday’s game marked the sixth of eight consecutive games against the Eastern Conference. Thus far they are 4-1-1 (W vs PIT, W vs TBL, W @CBJ, W @ PIT, OTL @ BUF, L @ OTT, 12/17 @ MTL, 12/19 @ TOR).

-Los Angeles’ season-long nine-game point streak (7-0-2) was snapped. Prior to Monday, the last regulation defeat was the 4-3 loss to Carolina on November 22.

-Darryl Sutter coached his 1,151st regular season game, tying Marc Crawford for 15th place on the NHL’s all-time games coached list.

-The Kings have averaged 35 shots on goal over the last 13 games (455 total shots).

-Anze Kopitar has 12 points (3-9=12) in the last 12 games. His 26:44 of ice time was his highest regular season usage since logging 26:56 in a 2-1 loss to San Jose on January 11, 2010. He has logged at least 20 minutes in 12 straight games.

-Dave Dziurzynski issued a game-high nine hits.

-Los Angeles attempted 60 shots (36 on goal, 9 blocked, 15 missed). Ottawa attempted 41 shots (21 on goal, 12 blocked, 8 missed). Jeff Carter led all skaters with eight shots on goal and 13 shot attempts (8 on goal, 2 blocked, 3 missed).

-The Kings won 36-of-66 faceoffs (55%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-23, Andy Andreoff won 3-of-3, Nick Shore won 3-of-8 and Jeff Carter won 17-of-31.

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