December 30 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 109-103-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a road mark of 43-61-18. The Kings are 6-4-1 in their last 11 visits (and 9-4-1 in their last 14 visits, including playoffs) to Rogers Arena and are 1-1-0 in this year’s season series with games remaining January 23 at Rogers Arena and March 12 at Staples Center.

-Los Angeles improved to 8-6-4 against the Western Conference, 4-4-3 against the Pacific Division, 9-5-5 in one-goal games, 11-9-3 when their opponent scores first, 8-2-2 when leading after the first period, 8-1-1 when tied after two periods, 10-4-2 when outshooting their opponents and 18-0-3 when scoring at least three goals.

-The Kings finished 8-3-2 in December after going 6-6-2 in November and 9-2-1 in October. They are 24-11-6 in December over the last three seasons.

-By outscoring their opponent 2-1 in the third period, Los Angeles improved to +26 in third period goal differential, while Vancouver fell to -13.

-In a stretch of five consecutive games against Pacific Division teams, the Kings are 1-1-1 (2-0 L @ SJS; 2-3 OTL vs VGK; 4-3 W @ VAN; 1/2/18 @ EDM; 1/4/18 @ CGY)

-Marian Gaborik’s power play goal was only the team’s fifth road power play goal this season. The others were scored by Dustin Brown (@ STL, 10/30/17; @ ANA 11/7/17), Anze Kopitar (@ DET, 11/28/17) and Tyler Toffoli (@ NYI, 12/16/17)

-Drew Doughty scored his 99th career goal, tying Steve Duchesne for second place all-time amongst Kings defensemen. It was his 24th career game-winning goal, moving him one GWG behind Charlie Simmer (25 GWG) for 10th place on the franchise’s all-time list.

-Alec Martinez played his 454th career game, surpassing Jaroslav Modry for 10th place all-time amongst Kings defensemen.

-Tyler Toffoli (1-2=3) recorded his first three-point game since a two-goal, three-point night in a 4-1 win at Detroit on December 15, 2016.

-Los Angeles attempted 64 shots (36 on goal, 19 blocked, 9 missed). Vancouver attempted 44 shots (25 on goal, 12 blocked, 7 missed). Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli and Brock Boeser tied with a game-high four shots on goal.

-The Kings won 34-of-62 faceoffs (55%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-13, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-23, Nick Shore won 6-of-11, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-2, Dustin Brown won 0-of-1, Jussi Jokinen won 6-of-9, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-2 and Tyler Toffoli won 1-of-1.

-Lead photo via Jeff Vinnick/NHLI

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