March 28 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 62-60-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes an away mark of 24-35-12. The Kings finished the season series with a 2-3-0 record against the Sharks, with Monday’s game the first game of the season won by the home team. Home teams are 27-9-2 in the last 38 regular season games in the series. Los Angeles lost the season series for the first time since 2011-12, when they went 2-1-3.

-The Kings fell to 25-17-2 against the Western Conference and 15-10-0 against the Pacific Division.

-In the race for the Jennings Trophy, Los Angeles has allowed 180 goals in 76 games. Washington leads with 175 goals allowed in 75 games, while Anaheim has allowed 178 goals in 75 games.

-Vincent Lecavalier recorded the 50th multi-goal game of his career. His last two-goal game came in a 4-3 overtime win at Winnipeg on December 21, 2014, while he was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

-Drew Doughty appeared in his 600th NHL game.

-Joe Thornton has at least one point in each of San Jose’s last 29 wins.

-The Kings (44 hits) and Sharks (46 hits) combined for 90 hits. Jake Muzzin and Justin Braun tied with a game-high six hits.

-Los Angeles attempted 70 shots (32 on goal, 28 blocked, 10 missed). San Jose attempted 55 shots (31 on goal, 17 blocked, 7 missed). Jeff Carter led all skaters with six shots on goal and nine shot attempts (6 on goal, 3 blocked).

-The Kings won 20-of-51 faceoffs (39%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-21, Vincent Lecavalier won 5-of-15, Nic Dowd won 1-of-2 and Jeff Carter won 4-of-12.

Tuesday, March 29 is an off-day for the team. The Kings’ next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

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