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LA Kings Year In Review

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

 The Kings raised their 2014 Stanley Cup Championship banner as part of Opening Night Festivities.

Darryl Sutter became the fastest Kings coach to 100 regular season wins in Kings history (183 games).
Anze Kopitar tallied his 600th career point on March 21 versus Vancouver.  He became the seventh Kings player to reach the 600-point plateau.
The Kings went 6-0-0 for the first time in team history on a six-game homestand in October.  The previous best was 5-0-1 during the 1990-91 season.
Rob Blake was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on November 17.
The Kings won a season-long eight consecutive games (8-0-0) from February 7-24; tied for the longest winning streak in the league (third time). The eight-game streak was also tied for the second longest in Kings history (fourth time: 2013-14, 1991-92, 1972-73).

Jonathan Quick surpassed Rogie Vachon (32) for first on the Kings all-time shutout list.

Jonathan Quick surpassed Rogie Vachon (389) for first on the Kings all-time games played list.

Jonathan Quick won his 200th game (first King to that mark).

The Ontario Reign were officially named the Kings’ AHL affiliate starting in 2015-16.  The Monarchs will serve as the club’s ECHL affiliate starting in ’15-16.

The Kings were featured on the Epix series “Road to the Stadium Series.”

The Kings scored two-or-more PPG in four straight games, the first time since March of 1993.

The Kings and Sharks played before 70,205 fans at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the club’s second Outdoor Game in two years.

Drew Doughty played in his 500th NHL game on the night of the Stadium Series game (2/21/15) in Santa Clara.

Jarret Stoll’s overtime game-winning goal on November 15 versus Anaheim was his 200th point as a King.

Dustin Brown scored his 200th goal on November 26 at Minnesota.

Rob Blake number four jersey was retired at STAPLES Center.

Andy Andreoff scored his first career goal on March 16 versus Arizona (was also the game winning goal – the last King to have their first goal be the GWG was Jordan Nolan in 2012 versus the Stars).

Dean Lombardi became the franchise-leader in all major categories amongst general managers (game played, wins and points).

Luc Robitaille had a statue unveiled outside STAPLES Center.  That evening was also part of the club’s Legends Night Series as Barry Melrose and Tony Granato were honored earlier this season.

Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty participated in the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus where they were joined by coaches Darryl Sutter and Davis Payne, and trainers Darren Granger and Dana Bryson.  Chris Sutter served as an honorary coach/motivator.

The Kings earned their 200th shutout in franchise history (Feb. 24 versus Detroit).

Justin Williams played in his 900th regular season NHL game.

The Kings won their 900th home game in franchise history on January 12 versus Toronto.

The Kings and Discovery Cube Los Angeles opened up the Science of Hockey in Sylmar.

Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar surpassed Rob Blake for fourth on the all-time game winning goals list.

Dustin Brown played in his 800th game.

Jonathan Quick tied his career-high for games played in a season (72).

Drew Doughty was selected as the McDonald’s Player of the Year in a vote by fans.

The Kings won their final regular season game of the year on April 11.  With that win, the Kings tied the most points at home in franchise history (57; also 1990-91). It is the most points the Kings have had in a season that had 41 home games. The 1990-91 season there were 42 home games (84-game season), however that team had 57 points through their 41st home game.

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