March 20 postgame notes; Kopitar sets career-high in points

-With the overtime loss, Los Angeles fell to 15-6-8 all-time against the Winnipeg franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 6-5-4. The Kings fell to 1-8 all-time in overtime and shootouts against the Jets and Thrashers. Los Angeles finished the season series with a 1-1-1 record, with the Jets scoring seven goals and the Kings six.

-Los Angeles fell to 19-17-6 against the Western Conference, 8-7-2 against the Central Division, 13-10-7 in one-goal games, 22-3-3 when scoring first, 10-7 in games decided past regulation, 13-5-1 when tied after one period, 11-5-2 when tied after two periods, 17-16-4 when outshot by their opponent and 7-3-3 on the second night of back-to-back sets.

-The Kings fell to 8-6 in games decided in overtime in 2017-18 and 32-13 since the switch to the 3-on-3 format prior to 2015-16. Their 32 wins and .711 winning percentage lead the league over that span. Overtime game-winners against the Kings have been scored by Ryan O’Reilly, John Moore, Jaden Schwartz, Esa Lindell, Mikael Granlund, TJ Brodie, Shea Theodore, Sean Monahan, Viktor Arvidsson, Christian Fischer, Jordan Eberle, David Perron and Kyle Connor.

-By assisting on Dustin Brown’s goal, Anze Kopitar established a new career-high in points with 82 (29-53=82). He is the fourth player in Los Angeles history to have recorded at least seven seasons with at least 70 points, joining Luc Robitaille, Marcel Dionne and Bernie Nicholls, and one of only 16 players to have reached the 80-point plateau in franchise history overall. He has points in 28 of his last 35 games, posting 12 goals and 42 assists over that span.

-Tanner Pearson played in his 300th NHL game.

-Derek Forbort finished with seven blocked shots in 24:29 of ice time.

-The Kings attempted 29 shots (17 on goal, 5 blocked, 7 missed). The Jets attempted 73 shots (38 on goal, 23 blocked, 12 missed). Anze Kopitar led Los Angeles with three shots on goal, while Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty tied with a team-high four shot attempts.

-Los Angeles won 29-of-55 faceoffs (53%). Adrian Kempe won 1-of-2, Anze Kopitar won 9-of-15, Kyle Clifford won 0-of-1, Dustin Brown won 0-of-1, Nate Thompson won 8-of-14, Michael Amadio won 1-of-3, and Jeff Carter won 10-of-19.

-Lead photo via Jonathan Kozub/NHLI

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