-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 64-48-12 all-time against the Colorado franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 27-30-4. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak (dating back to November 23, 2013) and an eight-game point streak against the Avalanche (dating back to January 22, 2013). The Kings fell to 1-1-0 in the season series, which will conclude with a rubber game at Staples Center on January 27. Colorado’s last regulation victory over L.A. was a 3-1 win at the Pepsi Center on January 22, 2013.
-Los Angeles fell to 14-7-0 against the Western Conference and 6-2-0 against the Central Division.
-The Kings have power play goals in six straight games and are 7-for-20 over that stretch. They allowed three power play goals for the first time since a 3-for-6 effort in a 4-3 overtime win at Arizona on December 26.
-Jarome Iginla became the 19th player in NHL history to score 600 career goals and joined Jaromir Jagr as the only active players to reach 600. He also played his 1,423rd career game, moving past Luc Robitaille and Scott Mellanby into a 24th-place tie with Mike Gartner on the NHL’s all-time games played list.
-Anze Kopitar extended his assist streak to six games (1-9=10), tying a career-high. The only other time he recorded assists in six straight games was between November 6-19, 2010. It is tied for the third longest assist streak by any player in the league this season (currently the longest active streak) and the longest by a King since Dustin Brown registered a six-game assist streak between March 6-16, 2012 (0-7=7).
-Darryl Sutter coached his 300th regular season game with the Kings.
-Los Angeles attempted 60 shots (31 on goal, 17 blocked, 12 missed). Colorado attempted 52 shots (33 on goal, 9 blocked, 10 missed). Anze Kopitar led all skaters with six shots on goal, while Drew Doughty led all skaters with 10 shot attempts (4 on goal, 3 blocked, 3 missed).
-The Kings won 33-of-63 faceoffs (52%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 16-of-29, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-5, Nick Shore won 7-of-11 and Trevor Lewis won 7-of-15.
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 5 is now an off-day for the Kings. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6 at Toyota Sprts Center