Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Devils 3, Kings 0 -- By the numbers
By Dave Joseph
Kings defenseman Matt Greene skates away in the aftermath of one of the Devils' goals Tuesday.
0 -- Goals scored by the Kings on 31 shots. Devils goaltender Johan Hedberg was perfect in recording his 18th career shutout.
1 -- Number of goals the Kings have scored in two losses to the Devils this season. L.A. managed its lone goal in a 2-1 shootout loss in New Jersey on Oct. 13.
2 -- Goals by Devils center Dainius Zubrus in the second period. They were Zubrus’ first two tallies of the season.
3 -- Game shutout streak the Kings saw come to an end. L.A. had outscored its opponents 8-0 over the previous three games.
4 -- Winning streak the Kings failed to extend. L.A.’s last loss also came to the Devils. Captain Dustin Brown said, “82 games is a long season. I think what we need to avoid is a night like tonight where we aren’t really playing at our optimal level. We have to have our compete out there and tonight it wasn’t there the whole game.”
5:14 -- The number of minutes and seconds it took for the Devils to score all three of their goals in the second period. Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier said, “Next thing we knew it was two-nothing, three-nothing. In this league, it’s pretty hard when you don’t score that first goal or come back, especially against that type of team.”
7 -- Goals given up by Bernier in his two starts this season. Bernier allowed four goals in a setback to Buffalo on Oct. 8. Coach Terry Murray praised his netminder, saying, “Bernier was fine. We gave up some quality chances in the first period. He played well. This was not about goaltending.”
11 -- Consecutive penalties killed by the Kings dating to Oct. 18 against St. Louis. L.A. held New Jersey scoreless on two opportunities with the man advantage.
23:25 -- Icetime logged by Kings rookie defenseman Slava Voynov, who led all L.A. players. The 21-year-old managed two shots and two hits in his 22 shifts and finished minus-1 on the night.
73 -- Faceoff percentage by Kings center Anze Kopitar, who was 11-of-15 on the dot. Kopitar, however, was held without a point for a second consecutive game.
221, 22 -- Minutes and seconds of the Kings franchise-record scoreless streak, which came to an end when Zubrus scored 13:12 into the second period. The streak dates to the third period against Philadelphia on Oct. 15.