December 15 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 48-67-19 all-time against New York, a record that includes a road mark of 21-38-7. Including playoffs, the Kings fell to 7-4-1 in their last 12 trips to Manhattan. These teams will conclude their season series on January 21 at Staples Center.

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 14-5-0 against the Eastern Conference, 5-2-0 against the Metropolitan Division, 3-2-1 on the first night of back-to-back sets, 4-10-1 when scoring two goals or fewer, 5-3 in two-goal games, 9-8-3 when their opponents score first, 5-7-3 when trailing after one period, 3-8-3 when trailing after two periods and 9-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Marian Gaborik played his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 19th player to have played his 1,000th game while in a Kings uniform, the 54th player to reach 1,000 games in the NHL who also played for the Kings (courtesy Elias Sports Bureau) and the 18th active player to play in 1,000 games. He became the 314th player in NHL history to have reached 1,000 games played.

-Los Angeles, which entered the night with the league’s top penalty kill, has allowed power play goals in four straight games for the first time this season. Prior to this stretch, they had allowed power play goals in back-to-back games only twice.

-Jussi Jokinen posted two assists, marking his first multi-point game since recording a goal and an assist in a 7-2 win over Toronto while with Florida on March 14, 2017. In 14 games with the Kings, he has one goal, five points and a plus-four rating.

-Dustin Brown played his 997th career game.

-Torrey Mitchell has goals in back-to-back games.

-Los Angeles attempted 73 shots (35 on goal, 25 blocked, 13 missed). New York attempted 50 shots (28 on goal, 14 blocked, 8 missed). 15 of 18 Rangers skaters blocked at least one shot. Drew Doughty led all skaters with six shots on goal.

-The Kings won 23-of-49 faceoffs (47%). Adrian Kempe won 3-of-10, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-18, Nick Shore won 3-of-9, Jussi Jokinen won 2-of-6, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1 and Torrey Mitchell won 3-of-5.

-Lead photo via Jared Silber/NHLI

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