October 20 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 87-102-40 all-time against the Dallas franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 36-61-18. The Kings are 7-3-1 in their last 11 visits to American Airlines Center. These teams will also meet on December 23 in Dallas and January 9 in Los Angeles.

-The 2016-17 Kings avoided becoming the first team in franchise history to lose its first four games. The 1969-70, 1985-86 and 2014-15 Kings also opened the year 0-3-0; all three teams won their fourth game. The 1984-85 Kings experienced the worst start in franchise history, going 0-6-3 (W-L-T) through its first nine games, though it recovered to finish the year 34-32-14.

-Los Angeles has scored the first goal in three of four games this season.

-The Kings improved to 13-3 all-time in three-on-three overtime.

-With his first career tally, Nic Dowd became the first Alabama-born player to score an NHL goal since Aud Tuten scored three goals for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1942-43. Dowd is the third Alabaman to play in the NHL.

-With his overtime goal and 40th career goal, Alec Martinez moved within one goal of tying Bob Murdoch (41 goals) for ninth place all time on the list of goals scored by a Los Angeles defenseman.

-In two games since returning from suspension, Tanner Pearson has three goals, one assist and a plus-four rating.

-Anze Kopitar’s point streak was snapped at three games.

-Jeff Carter played his 799th career game and 299th game as a King.

-The Kings attempted 78 shots (39 on goal, 20 blocked, 19 missed). The Stars attempted 47 shots (20 on goal, 15 blocked, 12 missed). Drew Doughty, Nic Dowd and Jamie Benn tied with nine shot attempts, while Dowd led all skaters with five shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 26-of-67 faceoffs (39%). Among regular performers, Anze Kopitar won 17-of-33, Nick Shore won 2-of-6, Nic Dowd won 5-of-14 and Jeff Carter won 2-of-12.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 12:00 p.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, October 21. Should the schedule change, it will be updated upon the team’s arrival in Los Angeles tonight.

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