January 4 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 95-112-30 all-time against the Calgary franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 37-66-17. The Kings are 0-1-1 against the Flames this season with two games remaining: January 24 at Scotiabank Saddledome and March 26 at Staples Center.

-Los Angeles fell to 9-7-4 against the Western Conference, 5-5-3 against the Pacific Division, 9-6-5 in one-goal games, 13-3-2 when scoring first, 8-3-2 when leading after the first period, 4-10-3 when trailing after two periods and 12-8-3 when outshot by their opponent.

-The Kings lost for the third time this season when leading 2-0. The other games were the 3-2 loss at home to Vancouver on November 14, and the 4-3 overtime loss at the New York Islanders on December 16.

-Los Angeles allowed four goals in a period for the first time since yielding four in the first period of a 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay on November 9, 2017.

-By virtue of Tanner Pearson’s second goal, the Kings have now outscored their opponents 4-3 in the 15 games they’ve pulled their goalie this year.

-Pearson recorded three points for the first time since notching three assists in a 5-3 win versus Toronto on November 2. It was his first two-goal game since a 5-3 home loss to Arizona on February 16, 2017.

-Derek Forbort scored his first goal since December 15, 2016, a 4-1 win at Detroit.

-With two assists and a +2 rating, Johnny Gaudreau now has 19 points (5-14=19) and a +8 rating in 16 career games versus the Kings.

-Los Angeles attempted 49 shots (31 on goal, 8 blocked, 10 missed). Calgary attempted 79 shots (41 on goal, 13 blocked, 25 missed). Mark Giordano led all skaters with seven shots on goal, while Jake Muzzin, Kyle Clifford, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli finished tied with a game-high four shots.

-The Kings won 33-of-68 faceoffs (49%). Adrian Kempe won 6-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 17-of-32, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-2, Nick Shore won 2-of-9, Trevor Lewis won 3-of-4, Dustin Brown won 1-of-3, Jussi Jokinen won 1-of-3, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-4 and Tyler Toffoli won 1-of-2.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 11:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, January 5.

-Lead photo via Gerry Thomas/NHLI

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