Some people can’t enough statistics. The Kings’ crack media relations staff came up with a few gems after Thursday’s wild 7-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. For instance, the Kings last scored seven times in a game in an 8-1 rout of the Vancouver Canucks on April 1, 2010. Guessing that was no April’s Fool joke.
There were a few more facts and figures, including:
–Mike Richards’ shorthanded goal was the 28th of his career, tying him with Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the NHL lead among active players.
–Anze Kopitar has 47 points in his career against the Coyotes (14 goals, 33 assists), more than against any other team.
–The Kings scored four goals in the first period, the first time with four in a period since last March 5 against the St. Louis Blues.