December 23 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 65-65-19 all-time against San Jose, a record that includes a road mark of 26-37-12. The Kings fell to 6-5-1 in their last 12 visits to SAP Center. With a 1-2-0 record in the season series, Los Angeles’ one remainng game against San Jose is January 15 at Staples Center.

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 7-6-3 against the Western Conference, 3-4-2 against the Pacific Division, 5-4 in two-goal games, 4-11-1 when scoring two goals or less, 10-9-3 when their opponent scores first, 10-2-0 when tied after one period, 4-9-3 when trailing after two periods and 12-7-2 when outshot by their opponent.

-Los Angeles was shut out for the first time this season. The last time they were shut out was 3-0 at Staples Center against the New York Rangers on March 25, 2017.

-The Kings went 0-2 on the power play and are now 2-for-26 with the man advantage since November 30. They are 4-for-50 on the power play in 19 road games this season.

-Alec Martinez logged 27:22 of ice time. In the last three games, he has logged 27:43, 26:23 and 27:22.

-Dustin Brown’s (1-2=3) and Alec Martinez’s (2-1=3) three game point streaks were snapped.

-Martin Jones won his 100th career game in his 188th game played and posted his 18th career shutout. 16 wins and seven shutouts came over 34 games with Los Angeles.

-The Kings attempted 61 shots (28 on goal, 21 blocked, 12 missed). The Sharks attempted 62 shots (31 on goal, 16 blocked, 15 missed). Drew Doughty, Adrian Kempe, Joe Thornton and Brent Burns finished tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-Los Angeles won 25-of-55 faceoffs (45%). Adrian Kempe won 7-of-17, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-19, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 3-of-11 and Torrey Mitchell won 3-of-6.

The Kings are on their Christmas break. They will return to Toyota Sports Center for practice at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27.

-Lead photo via Scott Dinn/NHLI

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