March 22 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 25-18-13 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes an away mark of 12-9-7. The Wild now have points in 16 of the series’ last 20 games (12-4-4) to be played at Xcel Energy Center and won the season series for the third time in four seasons.

-The Kings fell to 24-15-2 against the Western Conference and 10-6-2 against the Central Division.

-Los Angeles fell to 9-2-1 on the second night of back-to-back sets.

-The Kings’ +21 (39-18) shot differential was the second-widest shot discrepancy in their favor this season. The only other game in which Los Angeles had at least 21 shots more than their opponent was their 2-1 overtime win over Vancouver on December 1 in which they outshot the Canucks, 40-16. The widest margin by which they were outshot by an opponent was the 3-0 win at Montreal on December 17, when the Canadiens outshot the Kings 45-20.

-In his NHL debut, Nic Dowd took two shot attempts (1 blocked, 1 missed), issued one hit and finished a +1 with two penalty minutes in 12:15 of ice time.

-Nick Shore played the 100th game of his NHL career.

-Anze Kopitar’s six-game scoring streak was snapped. He has 15 points (6-9=15) in the last 12 games, while his +32 rating continues to lead the league.

-By assisting on Tyler Toffoli’s goal, Drew Doughty registered his 47th point of the season, which surpassed last year’s mark of 46 points and is the second-highest haul of his career. His career-high is 59 points (16-43=59), set in 2009-10. In 28 games since January 24, he has seven goals, 23 points and a +10 rating.

-Los Angeles attempted 74 shots (39 on goal, 19 blocked, 16 missed). Minnesota attempted 32 shots (18 on goal, 9 blocked), 5 missed). Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter tied with a game-high six shots on goal, while Doughty led all skaters with 13 shot attempts (6 on goal, 4 blocked, 3 missed).

-The Kings won 29-of-63 faceoffs (46%). Anze Kopitar won 11-of-23, Andy Andreoff won 0-of-2, Nick Shore won 3-of-7, Vincent Lecavalier won 10-of-21, Nic Dowd won 5-of-8 and Jeff Carter won 0-of-2.

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