March 29 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 89-101-36 all-time against the Arizona franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 49-46-17. The Kings won the season series with the Coyotes for the first time since 2014-15, going 2-0-2. After having lost five straight at home against Arizona (0-3-2), Los Angeles has now won two straight in regulation on home ice in the series.

-The Kings improved to 22-18-6 against the Western Conference, 13-11-4 against the Pacific Division, 11-9 in games decided by two-goals, 20-25-4 when their opponent scores first, 15-5-1 when tied after the first period, 12-5-2 when tied after the second period and 25-12-3 when outshooting their opponent. Los Angeles’ 20 wins when allowing the first goal are the most in the league and 15th most in NHL history.

-Jeff Carter (3-0=3) tallied his third multi-goal game in the last nine games and his sixth career hat-trick (last: March 4, 2013 vs. Nashville). He has 13 goals on the season, all of which have come in the 17 games since he returned from injury. Since his February 24 return, he ranks second in the NHL in goals. Playing in his 900th career game and his 400th game as a King, he extended his point streak to a season-long four games. His hat trick was the 190th hat trick in Los Angeles history.

– The Kings have killed off 30 of 31 penalties since the Chicago game on March 3, including a string of 19 successful kills over the last seven games. They lead the league with an 85.0% penalty killing percentage.

-Anze Kopitar (1-0=1) set a new career-high with his 35th goal of the season. He has set career-highs this season in goals, assists (54) and points (89).

-Drew Doughty (0-1=1) extended his career-high in assists with his 47th of the season. He is now just three points shy of tying his career-high of 59 points, set in 2009-10.

-Derek Forbort (0-1=1) set a new career-high with his 17th assist of the season, surpassing his 16 assists from last year. He also tallied his 18th point of the season, tying his career high from last season.

-Dustin Brown logged 24:41 of ice time, his largest haul in a game decided in regulation this season and second highest overall (25:04; 4-3 W @ ANA, 11/7/17). He has logged at least 20 minutes in eight of the last nine games.

-Los Angeles attempted 61 shots (35 on goal, 12 blocked, 14 missed). Arizona attempted 47 shots (22 on goal, 12 blocked, 13 missed). Dustin Brown, Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter tied with a game-high five shots on goal.

-The Kings won 35-of-64 faceoffs (55%). Adrian Kempe won 4-of-9, Anze Kopitar won 12-of-25, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-3, Nate Thompson won 3-of-5, Torrey Mtichell won 4-of-6 and Jeff Carter won 10-of-16.

The Kings are scheduled to practice at 10:00 a.m. at Toyota Sports Center on Friday, March 30 before busing down to Anaheim.

-Lead photo via Adam Pantozzi/NHLI

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