The Kings practiced on Sunday, following a 4-3 loss at Phoenix on Saturday night, though Dan Cloutier, who missed the third period of last night's game and Anze Kopitar
, both missed practice with flu-like symptoms.
The Kings will face those same Coyotes on Monday.
KINGS ON PRESIDENTS DAY
The Kings are 6-4-2 all-time at home on President’s Day. The last time they played at home on President’s Day was Feb. 17, 2003 (beat San Jose 3-2).
KINGS PLAYER STATS VS. PHOENIX
Derek Armstrong has 24 points (10-14=24) in 27 career games (most against any opponent)…Michael Cammalleri has 21 points (9-12=21) in 26 career games…Alexander Frolov has 24 points (14-10=24) in 29 career games…Anze Kopitar has 10 points (5-5=10) in 13 career games…Lubomir Visnovsky has 19 points (3-16=19) in 33 career games…Dan Cloutier is 9-2-2 with a 2.55 goals-against average in 18 career appearances.
FIRST NHL GOALS
The Kings have had five players score their first NHL goal this season: Teddy Purcell, Brian Boyle, Matt Moulson, Jack Johnson and Brady Murray.
SCORING WHEN IT COUNTS
In the last 10 games the Kings have outscored their opponents 13-6 in the third period.
Alexander Frolov has 12 points (4-8=12) in his last seven games. He also has 31 points in the last 25 games (12-19=31). Overall he has 51 points (16-35=51) in 50 games this season (third straight season with 50 points). He leads the club with 35 assists and five game-winning goals. The Kings are 9-3-1 when Frolov has a multi-point game. Of his 13 multi-point efforts, he has five three-point games and one five-point game. He had three assists Feb. 15 vs. Calgary, tying a career high. He’s now done it five times, including three times this season (Nov. 13 at Anaheim, Jan. 1 vs. Chicago and Feb. 15 vs. Calgary).
SULLY STEPPING IT UP
Patrick O’Sullivan has points in five of the last seven games (2-4=6) and has 23 points in the last 32 games (9-14=23). He has 33 points overall (14-19=33) in 61 games this season. He had five points (3-2=5) in his first 25 NHL games and has 47 points (16-31=47) in his last 80 games. O’Sullivan is also three-for-three in shootouts this season, two of which were game-winners.
ARMY IN THE MIX
Derek Armstrong has 13 points (5-8=13) in his last 17 games. He’s also a plus-6 in that span. His assist Jan. 31 in Long Island was his 200th career NHL point.
MODRY A PLUS ON THE BLUE LINE
Jaroslav Modry is a plus-5 in his last four games.
GETTING PLAYING TIME
Jack Johnson is third among NHL rookies with 21:17 average ice time per game. He has logged at least 25 minutes of ice time in four of the last seven games (including 31:44 Feb. 10 at Columbus).
HOT HOME POWER PLAY
The Kings are 36-for-149 (24.2 percent) on the power play at home. Los Angeles has scored a power-play goal in 21 of its 30 home games this season.
THIS TIME LAST YEAR
The Kings (25-33-3 = 53 points) have five more wins and three more points than they had last season through 61 games (20-31-10 = 50 points).
KINGS GOAL-SCORING UP
The Kings (176 goals in 61 games) are averaging 2.89 goals per game. Last season (227 goals in 82 games) averaged 2.77 goals per game.
FILLING THE SEATS
The Feb. 15 game vs. Calgary was the Kings’ 10th sellout of the season (18,118). Last season the Kings had nine sellouts.
CRAWFORD MOVING UP
Kings head coach Marc Crawford (463 career wins) is now tied with Columbus’ Ken Hitchcock and Jacques Lemaire for 13th overall in NHL history (Columbus is idle tonight). Crawford (966 games) is 13 games away from passing Jacques Lemaire for 14th all-time.