November 30 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 59-35-15 all-time against Washington, a record that includes a road mark of 25-21-8. Thursday’s win ended a streak of six straight games in the series won by the home team, dating back to a 5-4 shootout L.A. win at Verizon Center on March 25, 2014. These teams will conclude their season series on March 8 at Staples Center.

-With the win, the Kings improved 12-3-0 versus the Eastern Conference, 4-0-0 versus the Metropolitan Division, 6-1 in games decided by three or more goals, 8-6-3 when their opponent scores first, 5-1-0 when tied after the first period, 8-1-0 when leading after the second period and 6-5-1 when outshot by their opponent.

-Los Angeles allowed the game’s first goal for the sixth consecutive game and the 17th time in 26 games.

-By outscoring the Capitals 2-0 in the third period, the Kings have now outscored their opponents 32-12 in third periods this season.

-Jussi Jokinen recorded his first game-winning goal since December 31, 2016 in a 3-1 win over Dallas. He has three points (1-2=3) and a plus-two rating in eight games since joining Los Angeles. In 42 career games against Washington, he has 14 goals and 30 points. His 14 career goals versus the Capitals is the most he has scored against any NHL team.

-In four games since returning from injury, Marian Gaborik has two goals and four points. He has been a plus-one in each game.

-With two assists, Trevor Lewis now has six points (3-3=6) and a plus-four rating over his last seven games.

-Adrian Kempe finished plus-one and now leads all NHL rookies with a plus-12 rating.

-Drew Doughty’s three-game assist streak came to an end.

-The Kings attempted 53 shots (27 on goal, 11 blocked, 15 missed). The Capitals attempted 65 shots (29 on goal, 17 blocked, 19 missed). Matt Niskanen led all skaters with five shots on goal, while Alex Iafallo and Tyler Toffoli tied with a team-high four shots.

-Los Angeles won 26-of-52 faceoffs (50%). Adrian Kempe won 4-of-7, Anze Kopitar won 8-of-18, Nick Shore won 4-of-15, Nic Dowd won 6-of-7 and Jussi Jokinen won 4-of-5.

-Lead photo via Patrick McDermott/NHLI

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