March 13 postgame notes

-With the shootout loss, Los Angeles fell to 88-101-36 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 40-55-19 and a season mark of 1-0-2. The Kings have recorded points in five straight visits to Gila River Arena (3-0-2), though they have lost two straight after regulation. The teams have one game remaining, March 29 at Staples Center.

-The Kings fell to 18-17-5 against the Western Conference, 11-10-4 against the Pacific Division, 12-10-6 in one-goal games, 18-23-4 when their opponent scores first, 11-18-4 when trailing after one period, 6-19-4 when trailing after two periods and 9-6 in games that extend past overtime.

-Los Angeles fell to 2-1 in shootouts this season, while Arizona improved to 2-5. Jack Campbell fell to 0-1 in shootouts this season and in his career, and by stopping three of five shooters is .600 on all shootout attempts. Anze Kopitar fell to 1/3 this season and 37/98 in his career, Jeff Carter fell to 0-1 this season and 16/59 in his career, Trevor Lewis fell to 1/2 this season and 1/6 in his career and Tyler Toffoli fell to 0/1 this season and 0/10 in his career, while Adrian Kempe improved to 2/2 this season and 2/3 in his career.

-The Kings have killed off 10 straight power plays, dating back to Jonathan Toews’ game-winning goal in the third period on March 3.

-By assisting on Jeff Carter’s second goal, Anze Kopitar extended his point streak to five games (1-5=6). He now has 51 assists and 70 points in 66 career games against Arizona, his highest assist and point totals against any NHL team. With 48 assists, he is three assists shy of his career-high of 51, established in 2011-12. With 76 points, he is five shy of his career-high of 81, set in 2009-10.

-By assisting on Jeff Carter’s first goal, Jake Muzzin registered his 143rd career assist and moved into a tie with Jay Wells for eighth place on the all-time list of assists by Kings defensemen.

-Jeff Carter recorded his first multi-goal game since a 6-3 win at Florida on February 9, 2017, a game in which he totaled two goals and four points. He has six goals in nine games since returning from injury.

-Tanner Pearson’s 14th goal of the season gives him four goals and five points in his last six games.

-Tobias Rieder played his 300th NHL game.

-Los Angeles attempted 65 shots (36 on goal, 17 blocked, 12 missed). Arizona attempted 62 shots (29 on goal, 23 blocked, 10 missed). Dion Phaneuf and Drew Doughty finished tied with a game-high five blocks, while Doughty finished with a game-high six shots on goal.

-The Kings won 29-of-68 faceoffs (43%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-16, Anze Kopitar won 11-of-23, Nate Thompson won 4-of-8, Tanner Pearson won 1-of-1, Torrey Mitchell won 1-of-3 and Jeff Carter won 7-of-17.

Wednesday, March 14 is an off-day for the Kings. They are scheduled to return to Toyota Sports Center for a 10:00 a.m. morning skate on Thursday, March 15 in advance of that night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings

-Lead photo via Norm Hall/NHLI

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