December 3 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 96-111-29 all-time against Chicago, a record that includes a road mark of 38-65-17. The Kings are 7-3-1 in their last 11 games against the Blackhawks and 6-3-2 in their last 11 regular season visits to United Center. These teams will also meet on February 19 in Chicago and March 3 in Los Angeles.

-The Kings improved to 5-5-3 against the Western Conference, 2-2-1 against the Central Division, 5-2 in two goal games, 9-2-0 when scoring first, 6-1-0 when tied after one period, 6-1-0 when tied after two periods and 8-5-1 when outshot by their opponent.

-By outscoring Chicago 3-1 in the third period, Los Angeles has now outscored its opponents 36-13 (+23) in third period this season. They outscored opponents 8-1 in third periods on the road trip.

-The Kings posted a 4-0-0 road trip for the third time in franchise history (also March 11-17, 2011 and December 26-31, 2015). They also posted a 5-0-0 road trip from January 23-31, 2010. The 4-0-0 road trip opened a stretch in which they will play 24 of 36 games away from Staples Center through February 20.

-Los Angeles remained undefeated in regulation when scoring three or more goals (13-0-2).

-The Kings scored first in back-to-back games for the first time since doing so in one-goal losses to the Sharks and Canucks on November 12 and 14.

-By killing all four Chicago power plays, Los Angeles has killed off 27 of 30 shorthanded situations over the last 10 games, incrementally raising their penalty killing percentage to a league-best 89.5%.

-By assisting on Christian Folin’s goal, Anze Kopitar moved within two assists of 500 of his career with 498 career assists.

-In his Kings debut, Torrey Mitchell was credited with one hit and a minus-one rating in 12:49 of ice time, winning 8-of-12 faceoffs.

-Los Angeles attempted 46 shots (24 on goal, 13 blocked, 9 missed). Chicago attempted 56 shots (25 on goal, 19 blocked, 11 missed). Patrick Kane led all skaters with five shots on goal, while Drew Doughty, Jonny Brodzinski and Nick Shore tied with a team-high three shots.

-The Kings won 30-of-60 faceoffs (50%). Adrian Kempe won 3-of-5, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-23, Nick Shore won 4-of-11, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-6, Jussi Jokinen won 1-of-2, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1 and Torrey Mitchell won 8-of-12.

The Kings are scheduled to report to Toyota Sports Center at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 4 for a team meeting. At this time, no on-ice practice is scheduled.

-Lead photo via Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI

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