December 22 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 33-25-8 all-time against Nashville, a record that includes a road mark of 17-11-5. The Kings improved to 2-0-0 against the Predators in the season series by winning their first game in regulation over Nashville since Jeff Carter recorded a hat trick in a 5-1 win at Staples Center on March 4, 2013.

-Los Angeles improved to 9-7-1 against the Western Conference, 4-4-1 against the Central Division, 5-7 in games decided by three or more goals, 11-4-1 when scoring first, 7-1-0 when leading after the first period and 5-3-0 when outshot by their opponent.

-The Kings improved to 3-2-1 in their season-long nine consecutive games away from Staples Center (3-6 L @ BUF, 4-1 W @ DET, 1-0 OTW @ PIT; 0-1 L @ BOS; 2-3 SOL @ CBJ; 4-0 W @ NSH; 12/23 @ DAL; 12/28 @ VAN; 12/29 @ EDM).

-With a 3/3 performance, Los Angeles has killed off 22 consecutive penalties and has not allowed a power play goal since a 3/5 performance in the 5-4 overtime loss to Montreal on December 4.

-With his third period assist, Anze Kopitar earned his 700th career NHL point. He is the sixth player in Kings history to register 700 points with the team.

-Peter Budaj recorded his fourth shutout of the season and 15th shutout of his career. After allowing six goals on 23 shots in Buffalo on December 13, Kings goalies have combined to stop 138 of the last 142 shots (.972 Sv%) faced over a five-game span. Budaj has stopped 121 of his last 124 shots faced (.976 Sv%).

-Both Alec Martinez and Jake Muzzin were on the ice for all Los Angeles goals. Martinez registered a +4 rating for the first time in his career. Muzzin registered a +4 rating for the first time since a 4-2 win over Phoenix on January 26, 2013 in which he recorded a goal and an assist in just 11:57 of ice time.

-With a third period goal, Jeff Carter now has 16 goals and 25 points in 24 career games against Nashville. By winning 11-of-15 faceoffs, he has now won 198-of-348 draws (56.9%) over the last 18 games. He has won fewer than 50% of his faceoffs only three times over that span.

-By winning his 612th career game, Darryl Sutter is one win from tying Jacques Martin (613) for 13th place on the all-time coaching wins list. By winning his 203nd game with Los Angeles, he is 12 wins from tying Andy Murray (215) for the most wins all time in franchise history.

-Jordan Nolan earned 13:14 of ice time, his highest TOI since logging 13:37 in a 4-1 win over San Jose on April 11, 2015.

-The Kings attempted 56 shots (25 on goal, 14 blocked, 17 missed). The Predators attempted 55 shots (28 on goal, 15 blocked, 12 missed). James Neal and Viktor Arvidsson registered a game-high four shots on goal. Drew Doughty (3 shots on goal) and Anze Kopitar (3 shots on goal) were the only L.A. skaters to register more than two.

-Los Angeles won 25-of-47 faceoffs (53%). Anze Kopitar won 6-of-15, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 2-of-7, Nic Dowd won 5-of-8 and Jeff Carter won 11-of-15.

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