March 17 postgame notes

-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 55-33-15 all-time against the New Jersey franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 31-12-8. The Kings gained zero points from a multi-game season series with the Devils, Rockies or Scouts for the first time since 1996-97 and the third time in franchise history. New Jersey has won five of its last six regular season visits to Staples Center. The Devils won the two games by an aggregate 8-1 score.

-Los Angeles finished the regular season with a 21-10-1 record against the Eastern Conference and a 9-6-1 record against the Metropolitan Division. There are no remaining games against the East.

-The Kings fell to 17-8 in games decided by three or more goals, 18-24-4 when their opponent scores first, 11-19-4 when trailing after the first period, 6-20-4 when trailing after the second period and 21-11-3 when outshooting the opposition.

-Los Angeles fell to 14-9-1 in home day games dating back to the 2014-15 season. They finished 1-4-0 in home day games in 2017-18 (2-4-0 overall).

-The Kings were shut out for the fourth time this season (also 0-2 @ SJS, 12/23/17; 0-5 @ NSH, 2/1/18; 0-2 vs DAL, 2/22/18).

-Keith Kinkaid has started three games against Los Angeles in his career. He is 3-0-0 with two shutouts, a 0.27 goals-against average and a .990 save percentage, having stopped 101 of 102 shots over 221:55.

-Tanner Pearson played his 298th NHL game.

-Drew Doughty logged 30:36 of game time, marking the 10th time he has recorded at least 30 minutes in a game this season (and fifth time he has recorded at least 30 minutes in a game decided in regulation).

-Los Angeles attempted a season-high 85 shots (37 on goal, 22 blocked, 26 missed). New Jersey attempted 56 shots (28 on goal, 13 blocked, 15 missed). Nico Hischier led all skaters with five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 37-of-66 faceoffs (56%). Adrian Kempe won 5-of-15, Anze Kopitar won 18-of-24, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-2, Nate Thompson won 2-of-4, Tanner Pearson won 0-of-1, Torrey Mitchell won 2-of-4 and Jeff Carter won 9-of-16.

The Kings traveled to Minnesota on Saturday evening. There is no Sunday practice at Toyota Sports Center.

-Lead photo via Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI

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