December 17 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 31-89-20 all-time against Montreal, a record that includes a road mark of 10-49-11. These teams will conclude their regular season series at Staples Center on March 3.

-The Kings improved to 10-4-2 against the Eastern Conference and 4-2-2 against the Atlantic Division. Thursday’s game marked the seventh of eight consecutive games against the Eastern Conference. Thus far they are 5-1-1 (W vs PIT, W vs TBL, W @CBJ, W @ PIT, OTL @ BUF, L @ OTT, W @ MTL, 12/19 @ TOR).

– Darryl Sutter coached his 1,152nd career game, moving past Marc Crawford for sole possession of 15th place on the NHL’s all-time games coached list.

-Drew Doughty scored his 71st career goal, surpassing Lubomir Visnovsky for fourth place on the list of goals by Kings defensemen. By recording his 215th assist, he moved within one assist of Steve Duchesne (216 assists) for third place on the list of assists by a Kings defenseman.

-Jonathan Quick recorded his second shutout of the season and 39th career shutout. With 39 shutouts, he moved past Tom Barrasso for sole possession of third place all-time amongst United States-born goaltenders, trailing John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek (40 shutouts).

-Anze Kopitar has 13 points (4-9=13) in the last 13 games and has logged at least 20 minutes in 13 straight games.

-Drew Doughty logged 25:06, his lowest ice time since accumulating 22:58 in a 4-1 win versus Florida on November 7.

-Los Angeles attempted 44 shots (20 on goal, 16 blocked, 8 missed). Montreal attempted 74 shots (45 on goal, 21 blocked, 8 missed). Max Pacioretty led all skaters with 11 shot attempted (7 on goal, 2 blocked, 2 missed), while Dale Weise led all skaters with eight shots on goal. Anze Kopitar led the Kings with four shots on goal. Nine Los Angeles skaters did not register a shot on goal (McBain, Ehrhoff, Andreoff, Weal, Shore, Martinez, Pearson, Nolan, Carter).

-The Kings won 25-og-66 faceoffs (38%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-26, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-4, Jordan Weal won 0-of-2, Nick Shore won 5-of-15 and Jeff Carter won 5-of-17.

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