LOS ANGELES CA - OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Jake Muzzin #6 Jarret Stoll #28 and Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate their teams victory over the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on October 30 2010 in Los Angeles California. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
- Last season, we played a little game called "[x] points in [y] games, how good is that?" I'm going to incorporate that into the recaps starting now.
- With last night's win, the Kings are 8-3-0, 16 points in 11 games. That is the third best start in franchise history, behind 1980 (9-1-1, 19 points) and 1990 (8-2-1, 17 points), and equal to 1974 (6-1-4, 16 points).
- The Kings are one win ahead of last year's record (7-4-0, 14 points).
- The Kings are on pace for 119 points, so if you're expecting them to stay this hot all year, it's possible I guess, but not likely. (Remember, 105 points is franchise-best.)
- The Kings are 4-1 with Doughty, and 4-2 without Doughty.
- Smyth continued his new policy of only scoring points at Staples.
- Ilya Kovalchuk, 2 shots, no points.
- Jonathan Quick is 1st in the league in wins (7), fourth in GAA (1.84, behind Tim Thomas, Jaroslav Halak and Brent Johnson), and third in SV% (.936, behind Thomas and Johnson).
- For those of you keeping track, Jonathan Bernier greeted Quick warmly in the post-win huddle of joy. They exchanged a laugh and conversed for approximately four strides before parting. The exchange is currently under video review.
- I'm not embarrassed to say that when I saw Ian Laperriere in a Kings jersey, I got teary-eyed.
- Below is a chart showing the Kings goals, assists and points through 11 games, with the numbers prorated to a full 82 game schedule.
- The Kings now have four days of rest. I hate rest.