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Kings By The Numbers In October

by Jeremy Zager / Los Angeles Kings



TEAM NOTES (as of Nov. 1):

NHL OVERALL STANDINGS:

TEAM                     PTS         RECORD

Kings                 16         8-3-0

Tampa Bay             15             7-2-1

Montreal                15             7-3-1

Chicago                  15             7-5-1

St. Louis                 14             6-1-2

Washington           14             7-4-0

 

KINGS MOST POINTS IN OCTOBER:

PTS         RECORD                YEAR

19           9-3-1                      1990

18           8-4-2                      2009

18           8-3-2                      1999

17           7-3-3                      1991

16         8-3-0               2010

16           8-4-0                      2005

16           8-4-0                      1975

16           6-1-4                      1974

 

KINGS MOST WINS IN OCTOBER:

WINS                                      YEAR

9                                                                     1990

8                                  2010

8                                              2009

8                                              2005      

8                                              1999

8                                              1975

 

KINGS BEST WINNING PCT IN OCTOBER:

PCT         RECORD                YEAR

.731        9-3-1                      1990

.727      8-3-0                2010

.727        6-1-4                      1974

.692        8-3-2                      1999

.667        8-4-0                      2005

.667        8-4-0                      1975

 

Best 11-game Start in Kings history

1980-81                         9-1-1 = 19 pts

1990-91                         8-2-1 = 17 pts

2010-11            8-3-0 = 16 Pts

1974-75                         6-1-4 = 16 pts

2002-03                         6-2-2-1 = 15 pts

6 Teams Tied with 14 pts

 

MORE TEAM NOTES:

-6-for-20 on the PP the last 5 games (30.0%)

-Have killed 43 of 48 penalties in the first 11 games (89.6%) – one of the PPG allowed was an empty-netter

-Have killed 35-of-38 penalties the last 9 games (92.1%)

-2 of their 8 wins have come when trailing after 2 periods – last season the Kings won 8x when trailing after 2 (T2nd in NHL)

-Have only allowed 25 goals in the first 11 games (2 were empty-netters)

-Have outscored opponents 21-17 in 5-on-5 situations

-The 8 wins after 11 games is tied for the second-most in club history (1990-91 club also had 8; 1980-81 club had 9)

-The 16 points after 11 games is tied for the third-most in club history (with 1974-75 club: 6-1-4=16pts)

-The most points after 11 games in club history is 19 (1980-81 club was 9-1-1); second-most points was 17 (1990-91 club was 8-2-1)

-The best 12-game start in club history is 10-1-1=21pts (1980-81)

-The .727 win pct in October (8-3-0) is the second highest in club history for October (1990-91 club was 9-3-1 = .731 win pct)

-The 8 wins in October is tied for the second most in club history for October (w/ 2009-10, 2005-06, 1999-00, 1975-76 clubs)

-Most wins in October in club history is 9 (1990-91 club)

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES:

-Quick (7-1-0) has stopped 219-of-234 shots in his 8 games (.936 spct)

-The line of Smyth, Williams and Stoll has combined for 27 points in the last 9 games (11-16=27)

-Smyth has 7 points in the last 9 games (3-4=7)

-Williams has 10 points in the last 9 games (4-6=10)

-Williams has goals in 3 straight (3g) points in 5 straight (3-3=6)

-Williams’ career high goal streak is 4 games (Dec. 19-26, 2006); career high point streak is 9 (Nov. 15 to Dec. 2, 2005)

-Stoll has 10 points in the last 9 games (4-6=10)

-Kopitar has 9 points in the last 10 games (3-6=9)

-Simmonds has 6 points in the last 7 games (3-3=6)

-Richardson has 4 points in the last 6 games (3-1=4)

-Brown has 5 goals in the last 10 games

-Johnson has 7 assists in the last 5 games

-Johnson is averaging a team-high 24:14 TOI in the first 11 games – He’s averaging 25:18 TOI the last 4 games

-Brown has 46 hits in the first 11 games – he was 2nd in the NHL last season (287)

-Kopitar is 45-of-81 on faceoffs the last 6 games (55.6%)

-Stoll is 32-of-47 on faceoffs the last 3 games (68.1%)

 

NHL RANKINGS (TOP 10):

Overall:

PPA: Johnson T-7th (5)

Hits: Brown 1st (46)

Takeaways: Kopitar T-8th (14)

SH TOI/G: Mitchell 2nd (4:58)

 

Defensemen:

A: Johnson T-6th (8)

PTS: Johnson T-9th (8)

+/-: Mitchell T-9th (+6)

PPA: Johnson T-4th (5)

PPP: Johnson T-5th (5)

SH TOI/G: Mitchell 2nd (4:58)

 

Rookies:

Hits: Muzzin T-5th (17) – 1st among rookie defensemen; Clifford T-8th (16)

PP TOI/G: Loktionov 7th (3:04)

 

Goaltenders:

W: Quick T-1st (7)

GAA: Quick 4th (1.84)

SPCT: Quick 3rd (.936)

SOW: Quick T-1st (2)

 

NHL TEAM RANKINGS (TOP 10):

1st in wins (8)

1st in points (16)

T-3rd in GA/G (2.27)

5th in PK% (89.6)

T-2nd in GF in 3rd Per (13)

T-7th in GA in 3rd Per (7)

T-5th in 5-on-5 GF (21)

8th in road PP% (21.4)

1st in home PK% (100.0)

T-5th in SHG (2)

T-4th in hits (276)

T-1st in wins when trailing after 2nd per (2)

 

CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED STREAK:

Kopitar: 266 (since 3-21-07)*

Brown: 115 (since 2-27-09)

*Kings record is 324 (Dionne, 1-7-78 to 1-9-82)

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