The Kings were slated to practice in Edmonton on Friday at 11 a.m., before flying to Colorado in the afternoon.
SPEAKING OF COLORADO
The Kings have won five of the last seven meetings in Denver. Rob Blake has 30 points (9-21=30) in 36 career games…Michael Cammalleri has 13 points (3-10=13) in 13 career games…Alexander Frolov has 12 points (2-10=12) in 15 career games…Anze Kopitar has six points (4-2=6) in seven career games…Patrick O’Sullivan has four points (0-4=4) in five career games…Dan Cloutier is 10-8-2 with two shutouts and a 3.65 goals-against average in 21 career appearances.
SCORING WHEN IT COUNTS
In the last 14 games the Kings have outscored their opponents 19-7 in the third period.
KOPITAR CONTINUES HOT PLAY AT EDMONTON
Anze Kopitar tallied a goal and an assist last night vs. the Oil and leads the Kings with a career-high 62 points (28-34=62) and 28 goals (tied with Dustin Brown). He’s in the midst of a three-game goal-scoring streak (Feb. 21 to present), which ties a career high (third time he’s done it, all of which have come this season).
In those three games Kopitar has seven points (3-4=7). He has eight goals in the last 11 games, 24 points in the last 24 games (12-12=24), 44 points in the last 46 games (20-24=44) and 48 points in the last 50 games (23-25=48). The Kings are 14-7-4 when Kopitar scores a goal. Last season, he finished with 61 points (20-41=61).
BROWNIE THREE-POINT GAME CONTINUES CAREER YEAR
Dustin Brown scored two goals and added an assist at Edmonton last night and is third on the club with a career-high 49 points (28-21=49) in 61 games.
His 28 goals are tied with Anze Kopitar for the team lead. Brown has six multi-goal games this season (nine in career) and 12 multi-point games (25 in career). His three-point night (2-1=3) Feb. 28 in Edmonton tied a career high (third time he’s done it, all of which have come this season). Last season, he finished with 46 points (17-29=46). Brown also leads the NHL with 261 hits this season.
SULLY HAS THREE-GAME GOAL STREAK
Patrick O’Sullivan is in the midst of a career-high three-game goal-scoring streak (Feb. 21 to present). He has 13 points in the last 11 games (5-8=13) and 30 points in the last 36 games (12-18=30). He has a career-high 40 points overall (17-23=40) in 65 games this season.
He had five points (3-2=5) in his first 25 NHL games and has 54 points (19-35=54) in his last 84 games.
CAMMY LENDING A HELPING HAND
Michael Cammalleri has seven points (1-6=7) in his last three games (three-point games on Feb. 21 and Feb. 23). He had a career-high three assists Feb. 21 vs. St. Louis. He has 10 helpers in his last eight games.
Five players have appeared in all 65 games this season: Anze Kopitar, Patrick O’Sullivan, Lubomir Visnovsky, Michal Handzus and Jack Johnson.
IN ELITE COMPANY
Lubomir Visnovsky earned his 200th assist as a King and in the NHL Jan. 29 in Philadelphia. He is only the fourth Kings defenseman to eclipse the 200-assist mark (Rob Blake, Mark Hardy and Steve Duchesne). Visnovsky is only 14 assists away from passing Duchesne for third all-time among Kings defensemen. He also ranks fourth among franchise blue-liners in points (271) and goals (68).
SACRIFICING THE BODY
The Kings have blocked 304 shots (to the opposition’s 232) during the last 21 games. Los Angeles had 27 blocked shots alone Jan. 31 at Long Island. The Kings have out-blocked their opponent in 16 of the last 21 games. Jack Johnson leads the Kings with 114 blocked shots, which ranks second among NHL rookies (trailing Edmonton’s Tom Gilbert).
COMING FROM BEHIND
The Kings are tied for the sixth-most wins in the NHL when allowing the first goal (12). They have earned points seven times when trailing after the second period (four wins, one overtime loss and two shootout losses).
Entering Third Period Trailing
Came Back To Win/Earn Point
By Four Goals
Feb. 23 vs. CHI (OTL 5-6) – Trailed 5-1
Nov. 10 vs. DAL (OTW 6-5) – Trailed 4-0
By Two Goals
Feb. 7 at DET (W 5-3) – Trailed 3-1
By One Goal
Dec. 30 at CHI (OTW 3-2) – Trailed 1-0
Dec. 29 at COL (W 3-1) – Trailed 1-0
Dec. 3 vs. EDM (SOL 3-4) – Trailed 3-2
Nov. 13 at ANA (SOL 3-4) – Trailed 3-1
THIS TIME LAST YEAR
The Kings (26-35-4 = 56 points) have four more wins and two more points than they had last season through 65 games (22-33-10 = 54 points).