November 14 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 108-103-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a home mark of 66-42-18. The Canucks have points in three straight games at Staples Center, going 2-0-1 over that span. These teams have three games remaining: December 30 and January 23 at Rogers Arena and March 12 at Staples Center.

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 2-3-2 against the Western Conference, 2-2-1 against the Pacific Division, 4-3-2 in one-goal games, 6-2-0 when scoring first, 4-2-0 when leading after the first period, 5-1-0 when tied after the second period and 6-2-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Los Angeles allowed multiple power play goals for the first time this season.

-Though they have outscored their opponents 21-11 in third periods this season, the Kings have been outscored 3-0 in third periods over the last two games.

-Brandon Sutter’s penalty shot was the 55th all-time against Los Angeles (14 made, 41 missed). By stopping it, Jonathan Quick has now stopped four of the six penalty shots he has faced. After going from January 16, 2014 to November 2, 2017 without allowing a penalty shot, the Kings have allowed three this month, with Quick stopping two of them.

-With his first period goal, Anze Kopitar extended his point streak to a career-long nine games (3-8=11). The nine-game streak is the longest by a King since Dustin Brown registered a point in 10 straight games from February 25 – March 16, 2012. Kopitar’s streak is tied for the longest active point streak in the league and tied for the third longest overall. His 22 points (9-13=22) are tied for sixth most in the NHL. His assist streak ended at seven games.

-By assisting on Kopitar’s goal, Dustin Brown extended his point streak to four games (2-3=5).

-In his NHL debut, Andrew Crescenzi was credited with one hit, one takeaway, five wins on eight faceoffs and two penalty minutes in 7:06 of ice time.

-Los Angeles attempted 57 shots (32 on goal, 10 blocked, 15 missed). Vancouver attempted 43 shots (27 on goal, 7 blocked, 9 missed). Tanner Pearson led all skaters with six shots on goal.

-The Kings won 33-of-67 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 4-of-13, Anze Kopitar won 14-of-23, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-1, Alex Iafallo won 2-of-3, Nick Shore won 5-of-12, Trevor Lewis won 0-of-1, Dustin Brown won 1-of-1, Brooks Laich won 0-of-3, Andrew Crescenzi won 5-of-8, Michael Amadio won 1-of-1 and Tanner Pearson won 0-of-1.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Wednesday, November 15.

-Lead photo via Aaron Poole/NHLI

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