Saturday, October 22, 2011
Kings 1, Stars 0: By the numbers
By Dave Joseph
0 -- Number of goals allowed by Kings’ goaltender Jonathan Quick, who is the first Kings’ netminder to post shutouts in three consecutive games. Coach Terry Murray said, “His technique, his style is in place. He reacts to the play. He does have a good foundation. Right now he’s dialed in.”
1 -- Quick’s ranking among all NHL goalies in shutouts and save percentage. He ranks second in goals against average behind Edmonton’s Nikolai Khabibulin.
188, 10 -- Minutes and seconds of Quick’s consecutive scoreless streak, surpassing Rogie Vachon’s 184:55 set in 1975. Quick commented on his scoreless streak, saying, “It feels great to have that done but at the end of the day it’s one game. It’s a long season and we got to keep the momentum going into Tuesday night.”
3 -- Number of game-winning goals by Kings’ defenseman Jack Johnson, accounting for all of his goals this season. Johnson entered the season with zero career game-winners. On his game-winner, Johnson said, “We talked about it beforehand. Richards had said how he wanted to win it back. It was a set-up play that worked out.”
4 -- Game winning streak for the Kings, who matched their best seven-game record in club history at 5-1-1.
5 -- Game winning streak Dallas had come to an end. The Stars still sit atop the Pacific standings, one point ahead of the Kings.
9 -- Number of goals allowed by the Kings in seven games this season.
400 -- Career NHL games played by Kings’ center Anze Kopitar, who was held scoreless for the first time this season. Kopitar leads the team with four goals and six assists.