February 23 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 42-83-14 all-time against Boston, a record that includes a home mark of 26-35-8. The Kings were swept in a season series of at least two games by the Bruins for the first time since 2011-12 and lost their first home game in the series since March 24, 2012, a game in which the goal scorers were Colin Fraser, Slava Voynov, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic, Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand and Tim Thomas stopped 40 of 42 shots. The Bruins’ win snapped a three-game L.A. home winning streak in the series.,

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 12-14-2 against the Eastern Conference, 4-9-1 against the Atlantic Division, 10-22-2 when their opponent scores first, 11-9-1 when tied after the first period, 2-23-1 when trailing after two periods and 22-18-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Darryl Sutter coached his 1,263rd game, moving past Jacques Lemaire for sole possession of 13th place on the league’s all-time coached list. He trails 12th place Jacques Martin (1,294 games coached) and Paul Maurice (1,346 games coached).

-Since their five-game winning streak, the Kings have played eight games (2-6-0). They have led for 88:49 of game time, have been tied for 98:48 of game time and have trailed for 292:23 of game time. They have allowed first period goals in seven of the eight games and have allowed a goal in the first eight and a half minutes in five of the games.

-Los Angeles failed to kill off a shorthanded situation in a game in which their opponents were assessed a power play for the first time since a 3-2 overtime win over Columbus on October 25, 2016 (0-for-1). Despite David Pastrnak’s game-winning goal, the Kings have killed off 35 of their last 37 shorthanded situations since John Tavares’ power play empty net goal on January 21 at Barclays Center.

-Kevin Gravel (1-0=1) scored his first NHL goal on the power play in the first period.

-Adrian Kempe (0-1=1) recorded an assist for the second consecutive game, marking his first career point and assist streak.

-By assisting on Kevin Gravel’s goal, Alec Martinez recorded his 22nd assist of the season, surpassing his career-high set last season.

-In his last eight games, Anze Kopitar has one assist and a minus-nine rating. Marian Gaborik has been held without a point in the last nine games.

-Los Angeles attempted 68 shots (28 on goal, 19 blocked, 21 missed). Boston attempted 48 shots (25 on goal, 8 blocked, 15 missed). Trevor Lewis, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-The Kings won 36-of-66 faceoffs (55%). Anze Kopitar won 10-of-24, Nick Shore won 9-of-11, Nic Dowd won 10-of-16 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-15.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24 at Toyota Sports Center.