March 9 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 57-34-15 all-time against Washington, a record that includes a home mark of 33-14-7. The Kings finished the regular season series with a 1-1-0 record against the Capitals. Los Angeles has won six consecutive home games in the series since their last Staples Center loss to Washington on December 14, 2005. The Kings are 12-3-2 against the Capitals in the last 17 overall meetings.

-Los Angeles improved to 18-9-2 against the Eastern Conference and 9-5-0 against the Metropolitan Division.

-The Kings improved to 12-4 in games that extend past 60 minutes and 10-2 in games decided in overtime.

-With the win, Los Angeles reached the 40-win plateau in their 66th game, the fastest that mark has been reached in franchise history (previously 67 games in 2009-10).

-By winning his 178th game for the Kings, Darryl Sutter tied Bob Pulford for second place on the Kings’ all-time win list.

-Milan Lucic extended his assist streak to four games (2-4=6).

-Though Drew Doughty’s two-game goal streak was snapped, he recorded a point for the third consecutive game (2-2=4)

-Jeff Carter (1-1=2) registered his ninth multi-point game and has seven points (4-3=7) in the last seven games.

-Vincent Lecavalier (1-0=1) scored a goal for the second consecutive game (2-0=2) and extended his point-streak to three games (2-1=3).

-Jake Muzzin (1-0=1) registered his eighth goal of the season, second most among Kings defensemen. He has points in each of the last two games (1-1=2).

-Though he tied with a game-high seven hits, Dustin Brown went his 10th straight game without recording a point. Though he finished with one assist and a plus-one rating, Tyler Toffoli has two goals in the last 22 games.

-The Capitals played their 12th consecutive one-goal game.

-Los Angeles attempted 53 shots (30 on goal, 8 blocked, 15 missed). Washington attempted 60 shots (32 on goal, 15 blocked, 13 misses). Jeff Carter took a game-high six shots on goal and led all skaters with eight shot attempts (6 on goal, 2 missed).

-The Kings won 37-of-66 faceoffs (56%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-18, Nick Shore won 4-of-10, Trevor Lewis won 6-of-11, Vincent Lecavalier won 11-of-17 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-9.

The Kings have an off-day on Thursday, March 10. Their next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11.

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