December 21 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 67-50-12 all-time against Colorado, a record that includes a home mark of 39-19-8 and an overtime mark of 9(W)-4(L)-5(T). These teams have two games remaining: March 22 at Pepsi Center and April 2 at Staples Center.

-With the win, the Kings improved to 7-5-3 against the Western Conference, 4-2-1 against the Central Division, 8-5-4 in one-goal games, 10-8-3 when their opponent scores first, 10-1-0 when tied after one period, 4-8-3 when trailing after the second period, 7-4 in games that extend past regulation and 12-6-2 when outshot by their opponent.

-Los Angeles’ 10 wins when allowing the first goal is most in the league. Their four wins when trailing after two periods is tied for the most in the league.

-The Kings won their league-leading 29th overtime game since the implementation of three-on-three prior to the 2015-16 season. Their .725 winning percentage in overtime ranks second in the league to Calgary’s .759.

-Los Angeles has won five straight home games.

-The Kings won a game when scoring two goals for the fourth time this season and improved to 4-10-1 when scoring two goals or less.

-Dustin Brown (1-0=1) scored the overtime game-winning goal in his 1,000th NHL game. He became the second player in Kings history to appear in his first 1,000 games with the team, joining Dave Taylor. With his 245th career goal, he moved within one goal of Wayne Gretzky for seventh place on Los Angeles’ all-time goals list. The OTGWG was his first since the switch to three-on-three overtime and the first since his Game 2 deflection of Willie Mitchell’s shot past Henrik Lundqvist in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. His last regular season overtime game-winning goal was scored on Craig Anderson in a 2-1 Los Angeles win on the 82nd game of the season at Colorado.

-Alec Martinez’s third period goal moved him into a tie with Larry Murphy (52 goals) for seventh place all-time among Kings defensemen.

-Torrey Mitchell (0-1=1) registered an assist for the second consecutive game. He has four points (2-2=4) in the last five games.

-The Kings attempted 64 shots (27 on goal, 22 blocked, 15 missed). The Avalanche attempted 58 shots (32 on goal, 1 2 blocked, 12 missed). Tyson Barrie led all skaters with six shots on goal, while Nick Shore led L.A. with four.

-Los Angeles won 27-of-53 faceoffs (51%). Adrian Kempe won 2-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-22, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-1, Alex Iafallo won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 3-of-9, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-3, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-2 and Torrey Mitchell won 4-of-5.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22 before flying to San Jose.

-Lead photo via Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

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