– The Kings totaled 13 shots on goal and, wow, that’s a low number. So low, in fact, that I can’t determine the last time they recorded that few shots. The game-by-game listings on ESPN.com only go back to 2003-04, and I can’t find any Kings total lower than 14. The Kings had five shots (and one goal) in the first period and four shots each in the second and third periods.
– The Kings allowed 41 shots on goal, an unsightly number that they reached only five times last season.
– Jason LaBarbera stopped 38 of 41 shots.
– The clear positive for the Kings? They killed all six San Jose power plays.
– Numbers-wise, at least, a rough debut for Jarret Stoll. He took two penalties and lost six of the seven faceoffs he took.
– Jack Johnson led all Kings in ice time, with 23 minutes, 5 seconds.
– How did the rookies fare? Oscar Moller played 13:38 and seemed to get stronger as the game progressed, as did Wayne Simmonds, who played 12:02. Drew Doughty played an uneven 17:40, to be expected from an 18-year-old kid making his debut.
What else stood out to you?