The Kings’ 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames Thursday at STAPLES Center provided more than just two points in the standings, but saw the team tie a pair of franchise records in the process, both of which can be broken with one more win.
Here are four notable milestones that have been met, or also within reach for the Kings come Saturday afternoon’s game against the Dallas Stars:
MAGIC NUMBER 47
The Kings earned their 46th win of the season Thursday, tying a club record for wins in a single season, a mark that’s been reached on four previous occasions, but never exceeded.1990-’91
Final Record: 46-24-10
Won Game #46 in Game 79 (80) 6-5 vs Minnesota North Stars
Final Record: 46-27-9
Won Game #46 in Game 82 (82) 2-1 OT @ Colorado Avalanche
Final Record: 46-30-6
Won Game #46 in Game 80 (82) 3-2 SO vs Phoenix Coyotes
Final Record: 46-28-8
Won Game #46 in Game 81 (82) 3-0 @ Edmonton Oilers
Dustin Brown gives the Kings their 46th win on April 11, 2010
Set to play their 78th game of the season Saturday against the Dallas Stars, the Kings have already reached the 46-win mark the fastest in club history. The Kings have five opportunities to claim their first 47-win season in franchise history.
QUICK FOR 40
In making 21 saves in the Kings’ 3-0 win Thursday, Jonathan Quick earned his 39th win of the season, tying his club record for most wins by a goaltender in a single season. Quick surpassed Mario Lessard’s 29-year record of 35 wins during the 2009-’10 campaign, when he posted a 39-24-7 mark in 72 games played.
Jonathan Quick makes one of 18 saves on March 22, 2010
Quick won his 29th game of that season in his 64th appearance, making 18 saves in a 4-3 OT Kings victory over the Colorado Avalanche on March 22, 2010 at STAPLES Center.
DOUGHTY PAST DUCHESNE
With his assist on Jeff Carter’s opening goal Thursday night, Drew Doughty surpassed Steve Duchesne for second on the Kings’ all-time scoring list for defensemen. Doughty’s assist was the 316th point (80G, 236A) of his NHL career; Duchesne recorded 315 points (99G, 216A in 442 games in a Los Angeles uniform.
Doughty registers his 316th NHL point Thursday night
Doughty now trails only Rob Blake’s 494 points (161G, 333A) for the most by a Kings defenseman in franchise history.
SELLING OUT, MAN
Saturday’s game against the Dallas Stars at STAPLES Center will be the 200th consecutive Kings sell-out, a streak that began on December 3, 2011 in a game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Dustin Penner scores in the first of the Kings' 199-straight sellouts