– This was (almost obviously) the Kings’ largest margin of defeat of the season and their second shutout loss in nine games.
– Special teams were huge. Vancouver scored two power-play goals in five chances while the Kings went 0 for 7 with the man advantage.
– Shots were even, 11-11, after the first period. From there, the Kings outshot the Canucks 17-7.
– Dustin Brown recorded a game-high eight shots on goal. Denis Gauthier was credited with a game-high seven hits.
– Kyle Quincey played a game-high 24 minutes, 19 seconds for the Kings but was minus-2, as were Oscar Moller and Jarret Stoll.
– The Kings out-hit the Canucks 29-17 tonight. Los Angeles has only been out-hit twice so far this season.
Oscar Moller: “The energy wasn’t there tonight like it was against Detroit and we have to regroup and come out with a better attitude.”
Terry Murray: “It was a tough start. We got a double-minor in the first minute of play and then it ends up on a five-on-three, that’s a tough start. You’re just trying to get the game going and get everybody into the game with good flow and getting involved, but that does happen. We just about got killed it off and they end up poking in a loose puck and get the first goal.”