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Preview, Game Day #45: Dallas Stars @ Los Angeles Kings

The fallen mighty, live at Staples.

kopi had his stick broke : (
kopi had his stick broke : (
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars @ Los Angeles Kings

Time: 6:30 Pacific

TV: Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Southwest, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One

Enemy Reading: Defending Big D

Los Angeles Kings

Lucic-Kopitar-Toffoli
Pearson-Lecavailer-Carter
King-Lewis-Brown
Andreoff-Shore-Gaborik

McNabb-Doughty
Martinez-Schenn
Muzzin-McBain

Quick
(Enroth)

Scratched: Nolan, Ehrhoff Injured: Clifford

Dallas Stars

Benn-Eakin-Seguin
Nichuskin-Spezza-Sharp
Roussel-Janmark-Hemsky
Moen-Fiddler-Sceviour

Goligoski-Klingberg
Oduya-Demers
Nemeth-Benn

Lehtonen
(Niemi)

Stats & Such
(Fancy stats courtesy War on Ice)

Team Stars Kings
Record 29-12-5 28-13-3
Points 63 59
Division Rank 2nd 1st
Streak OTL 1
Won 1
Goals For/Game 3.35
2.68
Goals Against/Game 2.70
2.25
ES Goal % 53.0 52.3
ES Shot %
51.7 54.3
ES PDO 100.4
99.5
ES Corsi % 52.6 56.1
ES Fenwick % 51.7 55.7
ES Scoring Chance % 53.2 55.2
ES High-Danger SC % 50.8 54.1
Power Play % (Rank) 22.2 (4th)
21.1 (6th)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 79.7 (19th)
82.2 (10th)
Starting Goalie (today) Lehtonen Quick
Goalie Record 13-4-0 25-10-2
Save % .909 .923
ES Save % .909
.930

Notes:

  • Hi folks: this is gonna be a real quick preview because it's getting late, I need to get this out before I leave work, and I barely touched it today (mostly because My Actual Job That Pays Me Actual Money was busy for once). My apologies.
  • So the Dallas Stars, who looked like favorites for that super-important Trophy of Presidents not too long ago, are currently just four points ahead of the Kings. Did I mention the Kings have two games in hand on them? So uh, yeah. They've also fallen out of first place in the Central, but I guess going 2-5-2 in your last 9 games leaves you kind of open for that. They've won one game in 2016 so far. One.
  • The Kings are apparently feeling charitable towards the Stars as a result of those recent struggles, because woof those lines. Carter back at wing! Second line center Vinny Lecavailer! Fourth line forward Marian Gaborik! Luke Schenn on the 2nd pairing and Jake Muzzin on the 3rd! Yeah. Not good.
  • PREDICTION: Stars win 5-0 and Darryl Sutter learns his lesson. Haha, no, I'm just kidding, he starts the same lines again next game just to bug me.