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Game Day #25, Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Los Angeles Kings

A battle with a few elite scorers and some very steep ticket prices.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Los Angeles Kings

Time: 1:00 Pacific

TV: Fox Sports West, ROOT

Enemy Reading: Pensburgh

Los Angeles Kings

Pearson-Kopitar-Gaborik
Lucic-Carter-Toffoli
Brown-Shore-Weal
Clifford-Andreoff-Nolan

McNabb-Doughty
Muzzin-Martinez
Ehrhoff-McBain

Quick
(Enroth)

Scratched: Forbort Injured: King, Lewis, Greene

Pittsburgh Penguins

Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis
Perron-Malkin-Kessel
Bennett-Bonino-Hornqvist
Plotnikov-Cullen-Fehr

Dumoulin-Maatta
Scuderi-Lovejoy
Cole-Warsofsky

Fleury
(Zatkoff)

Stats & Such
(Fancy stats courtesy War on Ice)

Team Penguins Kings
Record 14-8-2 15-8-1
Points 30 31
Division Rank 4th 1st
Streak Won 1
Won 2
Goals For/Game 2.3 2.4
Goals Against/Game 2.2
2.1
ES Goal % 50.8
48.4
ES Shot %
49.7 54.8
ES PDO 100.3 98.5
ES Corsi % 48.4
57.2
ES Fenwick % 48.3 56.4
ES Scoring Chance % 49.0
56.0
ES High-Danger SC % 50.1 55.0
Power Play % (Rank) 17.3 (23rd)
18.9 (15th)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 83.3 (9th)
83.5 (8th)
Starting Goalie (tonight) Fleury Quick
Goalie Record 12-7-1
12-7-1
Save % .929 .918
ES Save % .944
.929

Notes:

  • (waves at Rob Scuderi and Jeff Zatkoff)
  • (breaks up a fight between Jonathan Quick and David Perron)
  • (Googles rookies Sergei Plotnikov and David Warsofsky)
  • (hurriedly swaps in Jordan Weal for Trevor Lewis, who has reportedly sustained an upper-body injury)
  • (carefully avoids mentioning the way LA's last home matchup with Pittsburgh, on Luc Robitaille Legends Night, ended)
  • (uses it to motivate Tyler Toffoli anyway)
  • (welcomes back Olli Maataa from injury and tells him he can take Kris Letang's spot, just for today)
  • (marvels at the identical records of Quick and Marc-Andre Fleury)
  • (predicts a 2-1 Kings win)
  • (gets out of bed, finally)