February 27 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles finished their inaugural season series with Vegas with a 2-1-1 record. Both teams finished the year 2-1-1 in the head to-head match-up, with each team winning in regulation at T-Mobile Arena and splitting overtime decisions at Staples Center. The Kings scored an aggregate 11 goals to the Golden Knights’ 10.

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 17-15-4 against the Western Conference, 10-10-3 against the Pacific Division, 14-6 in three-goal games, 17-21-3 when their opponent scores first, 12-5-0 when tied after the first period, 19-1-1 when leading after the second period and 16-15-3 when outshot by their opponent. They finished February with an 8-6-0 record.

-By outscoring the Golden Knights 1-0, the Kings increased their league-best third period goal differential to +34.

-Jack Campbell, who was selected 11th overall by Dallas in the 2010 NHL Draft at Staples Center, earned his first career NHL win in his second career start and third overall appearance by stopping 41 of 42 shots. Over 140 career minutes of NHL action, he’s now 1-1-0 with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.

-Anze Kopitar increased his point streak to three games (2-4=6). He has 30 points (10-20=30) in his last 25 games. With 70 points (27-43=70), he is 11 points shy of matching his career high of 81 (34-47=81), set in 2009-10.

-Tyler Toffoli increased his point streak to three games (2-1=3).

-Jeff Carter scored the 100th power play goal of his career.

-Derek Forbort registered eight blocked shots.

-Los Angeles attempted 47 shots (30 on goal, 10 blocked, 7 missed). Vegas attempted 70 shots (42 on goal, 18 blocked, 10 missed). Dion Phaneuf led all skaters with six shots on goal. All Golden Knights skaters finished with at least one shot on goal. Colin Miller was credited with eight shot attempts (four on goal, 2 blocked, 2 missed).

-The Kings won 28-of-69 faceoffs (41%). Adrian Kempe won 3-of-5, Anze Kopitar won 10-of-21, Nate Thompson won 6-of-10 Michael Amadio won 1-of-6, Torrey Mitchell won 2-of-1 and Jeff Carter won 6 of 15. Los Angeles won only 3 of 14 power play faceoffs.

Wednesday, February 28 is an off-day for the team. The Kings’ next skate is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 in advance of that night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

-Lead photo via Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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