January 16 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 19-10-2 all-time against Ottawa, a record that includes a home mark of 12-3-1 (one tie). The Senators swept a season series and won consecutive road games against the Kings for the first time in franchise history. Their win today, which followed a 1-0 win last season, were Ottawa’s only road wins in the series since January 11, 2000.

-Jeff Carter tallied his 100th goal as a King and registered his fifth multi-point game (1-1=2) of the season.

-With his assist on Carter’s goal, Jake Muzzin extended his point streak to a career-long six games. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it is the longest point streak by a Kings defenseman since Jack Johnson recorded a six-game point streak from December 21-30, 2010.

-With Tyler Toffoli’s missed penalty shot attempt, Los Angeles is now 18-for-58 on penalty shots in franchise history. The club is now 1-for-3 this season (Brown GOAL @ CAR / Gaborik No Goal vs PIT / Toffoli No Goal vs OTT). His goal was his team-leading 21st, which as of 4:00 p.m. ranks eighth in the NHL. He has goals in each of the last two games (2-1=3).

-Anze Kopitar recorded a point for the third consecutive game (2-4=6). He has 16 points (3-13=16) in the last 10 games.

-Milan Lucic extended his assist streak to three games (0-4=4).

-Though Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 22 shots, he is still 15-3-2 with a 1.79 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage over his last 20 games (1240:05 minutes / 543 SA / 506 SV), dating back to the 3-1 win at Florida on November 23. His eight-game streak of earning points for the team ended with today’s loss.

-Christian Ehrhoff’s assist on Vincent Lecavalier’s goal ended a 12-game stretch without a point

-In his last seven games, Dustin Brown has no points, a minus-two rating and 11 shots on goal.

-Craig Anderson won his 200th career game for Ottawa.

-The Kings attempted 66 shots (33 on goal, 20 blocked, 13 missed). The Senators attempted 51 shots (23 on goal, 14 blocked, 14 missed). Brayden McNabb led all skaters with five shots on goal, while Drew Doughty led all skaters with eight shot attempts (4 on goal, 3 blocked, 1 missed).

The Kings will skate at Honda Center, not Toyota Sports Center, in advance of their game Sunday at Anaheim.

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