March 3 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 97-112-29 all-time against Chicago, a record that includes a home mark of 58-47-12. The loss ended a four-game home winning streak against the Blackhawks and denied the Kings the opportunity to sweep the season series for the first time since 1998-99, the second of back-to-back 4-0-0 head-to-head records. By having won twice at United Center earlier this year, Los Angeles had already clinched a winning record in the season series for the third consecutive year.

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 17-16-4 against the Western Conference, 7-6-1 against the Central Division, 9-9 in two-goal games, 18-22-3 when their opponent scores first, 11-17-3 when trailing after one period, 20-2-1 when leading after two periods and 19-10-2 when outshooting their opponent.

-Los Angeles allowed the game’s first goal for the seventh consecutive game. They’ve been out-scored 7-1 in first periods over that span and 63-40 overall in first periods. Their minus-23 first period goal differential is the worst in the league.

-Dustin Brown (0-1=1) registered his 300th career assist on Alec Martinez’s goal. He is the 10th player in Kings history to reach 300 assists.

-By scoring his ninth goal of the season and his third in the last two games, Alex Iafallo (1-0=1) extended his point streak to three games (3-1=4).

-Anze Kopitar (0-1=1) recorded his 44th assist of the season on Alec Martinez’s goal. Since January 1, Kopitar ranks tied for fifth in the NHL with 31 points (10-21=31).

-Tyler Toffoli’s point streak was snapped at four games (2-2=4).

-Dion Phaneuf’s assist and point streak was snapped at three games (0-3=3).

-Los Angeles attempted 54 shots (32 on goal, 10 blocked, 12 missed). Chicago attempted 60 shots (25 on goal, 19 blocked, 16 missed). Dustin Brown led all skaters with six shots on goal. With the exception of Derek Forbort, all Kings recorded at least one shot on goal.

-The Kings won 32-of-61 faceoffs (52%), winning 29 of 45 over the final two periods. Adrian Kempe won 1-of-4, Anze Kopitar won 13-of-21, Nate Thompson won 7-of-10, Michael Amadio won 3-of-5, Torrey Mitchell won 3-of-9 and Jeff Carter won 5-of-12.

Sunday, March 4 is an off-day for the Kings. The next practice is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5.

-Lead photo via Adam Pantozzi/NHLI

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