LOS ANGELES – After playing their first ten regular season games, the Kings have a record of six wins and four losses. With 12 points, the Kings are seventh in the Western Conference standings.
Six of these games were played on the road, of which the Kings won four.
Additionally, among the first ten games, four of them were undecided at the end of overtime. Each of these games were won by the Kings; three of them in a shoot-out.
Last year, the Kings' season began with just three wins and seven losses. The team eventually advanced to the Western Conference Finals before losing to Chicago.
During the Kings' Stanley Cup run in the 2011-12 season, the Kings held a record of six wins and four losses after playing through the first ten regular season games.
After starting in nine games this season, goaltender Jonathan Quick has a .909 save percentage, and a 2.56 goals against average. Quick has been perfect in overtime and in shoot-outs. Backup goaltender Ben Scrivens has performed well for the team, with a .939 save percentage and one shut-out victory.
Forward Jeff Carter leads the team with five goals so far, Justin Williams has the second highest with four goals, and defenseman Drew Doughty has three goals this early in the season. Forward Anze Kopitar leads the team in points with eight (from assists), despite not scoring any goals during regulation.
The Kings have been quite effective in killing penalties, killing 14 straight before allowing Calgary to score on three penalties during their October 21 matchup.
Tonight, Los Angeles will host the Coyotes, who have won their last two games, and are 6-2-2 so far this season. This is the first of four games the division rivals will play against each other this season.