LOS ANGELES — Oscar Moller and Jack Johnson scored in regulation time and Justin Williams scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in front of 15,259 fans at Staples Center on Thursday night.
The Kings are now 20-10-3 on the season. They are the first Western Conference team to reach the twenty-win mark and are just one point behind the San Jose Sharks and the Washington Capitals for most points in the National Hockey League standings.
The Kings are also 7-3-1 since veteran left wing Ryan Smyth went down with an undisclosed upper body injury.
- The Kings have won three straight and are 6-0-1 in their last seven (season high for point streak is eight games: 6-0-2).
- The eight rounds was the longest shootout in Kings history (previous high was seven).
- The Kings are 16-3-3 when scoring first and 14-0-0 when leading after two periods.
- The Kings are 8-1-1 vs. Pacific Division.
- The Kings are 10-1-3 in one-goal games.
- Six of the last seven games have been one-goal games (6-0-0).
- Jarret Stoll extended his point streak to six games (three goals, four assists for seven points)
- Dustin Brown has six points in the last six games (goal, five assists)
- Jack Johnson has seven points in the last six games (goal, six assists)
- Wayne Simmonds has nine points in the last nine games (four goals, five assists)
- The Kings’ 43 points is tied for the fourth-best 33-game start in franchise history (1988-89 club also had 43 points: 21-11-1)
Audio Interviews (raw, unedited)
Anze Kopitar (3:05) Jack Johnson (1:48) Jonathan Quick (1:06) Terry Murray (8:14) Drew Doughty (2:46)
Game highlights from NHL Video on YouTube:
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