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Game Day Stats & Discussion Thread: New York Islanders @ Los Angeles Kings

The Kings have one extra mystery forward to scratch. Who is it? Nobody knows!

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at New York Islanders Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Quick’s back! Get ready for some goaltender health anxiety!

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Los Angeles Kings Stats Dallas Stars
Los Angeles Kings Stats Dallas Stars
2-5-1 (5 pts) Record 3-4-0 (6 pts)
10.7% Power Play % 33.3%
71.4% Penalty Kill % 80.0%
1.88 Goals For/Game 2.70
3.50 Goals Against/Game 3.00
27.3 Shots For/Game 34.4
31.9 Shots Against/Game 30.3
Iafallo (7) Points Leader Radulov, Seguin (10)
Iafallo, Kopitar, 3 more (2) Goals Leader Radulov, Benn, Klingberg (4)
Iafallo (5) Assists Leader Seguin (7)

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Neither team ran full lines today, so our best guesses will have to be informed by yesterday’s practice for the Kings, and the game in Anaheim for the Islanders.

Los Angeles Kings

Clifford and LaDue were the late skaters at practice today. There’s one extra forward who will need to be scratched, but no indications on who. Best guess is that it’s going to be a game-time decision and we might see all of the forwards out for warm-ups.

Jonathan Quick starts.

New York Islanders

With a back-to-back, it’s possible that the Islanders make some lineup changes, but, again, no real rushes in what turned out to be an optional skate this morning. Robin Lehner will presumably get the start in net. He’s 1-5-0 against the Kings in his career, spent in Buffalo, and prior to that, in Ottawa.