February 12 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 47-64-19 all-time against New York, a record that includes an away mark of 21-36-7. The Kings have won three straight regular season games at Madison Square Garden. These teams will finish their season series at Staples Center on March 17.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 8-0-1 on the second night of back-to-back sets, 8-1 in games decided overtime, 15-7-2 against the Eastern Conference and 8-3-0 against the Metropolitan Division.

-In six-on-five situations, Los Angeles has scored six goals and have allowed three.

– By playing in his 737th game, Anze Kopitar surpassed Butch Goring for seventh place on the Kings’ all-time games played list. With three points (3-0=3), he also finished the game with 660 points, surpassing Goring (659 points) for sixth on the Kings’ all-time points list.

– Kopitar recorded his third career hat trick, and first since March 11, 2011 at Columbus. It is the second hat trick by Los Angeles this season, joining Tyler Toffoli’s three goals in Vancouver on December 28.

-Over the last 13 games, the Kings have scored 45 goals and have allowed 40 (3.46 GF/G, 3.08).

-With a 1-for-2 performance, Los Angeles now has 14 goals in its last 39 power play opportunities (35.9%).

-Dustin Brown (0-1=1) has eight points (4-4=8) in the last eight games. With 464 career points (215-249=464), he is two points behind Charlie Simmer (466 points) for 10th place overall on the team’s all-time list. He has 10 points (3-7=9) in 11 career regular season games against New York.

-With his first period goal, Marian Gaborik now has 13 points (10-3=13) in 13 career games against New York.

-The Kings attempted 72 shots (34 on goal, 23 blocked, 15 missed). The Rangers attempted 43 shots (28 on goal, 10 blocked, 5 missed). Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter tied with a game-high five shots on goal, while Carter led all skaters with 10 shot attempts (5 on goal, 2 blocked, 3 missed).

-Los Angeles won 32-of-58 faceoffs (55%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-17, Nick Shore won 5-of-8, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Vincent Lecavalier won 6-of-16 and Jeff Carter won 9-of-15.

Rules for Blog Commenting

  • No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other comments, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • Please do not discuss, or post links to websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.