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Game Day Stats & Discussion Thread: Buffalo Sabres @ Los Angeles Kings

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Anze Kopitar’s back, so everything should be okay, right?

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s try this hockey thing again.

Here’s a motivating fact:

Just the Facts

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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The Opposition: Die By The Blade

Lineups

Los Angeles Kings

Unless something else happens, it looks like Tanner Pearson might be out of this one. Yikes.

UPDATE: Pearson gets a reprieve. Mike Amadio and Jaret Anderson-Dolan are your scratches up front; Paul LaDue is out on the blue line.

Buffalo Sabres

Backup goaltender Linus Ullmark gets his second start of the season tonight for the Sabres.