No real fancy stats, as your fancy stat gatherer is boarding an airplane in mere moments.
- The Avalanche top line of Mikko Rantanen, Gabe Landeskog, and Nate MacKinnon have approximately seventy billion points. Trust me, I did the math.
- The Avalanche have the #2 power play in the league, clicking at 30.3%. No, that’s not a typo. Yes, I’m afraid too.
- The Avalanche penalty kill is 18th in the league, coming in at 79.7%, a few ticks above the Kings.
- You don’t need me to tell you where the Kings’ power play falls in the league listings. You know in your heart how it’s doing. (It’s last.)
The Opposition: Mile High Hockey
Los Angeles Kings
Iafallo - Kopitar - Brown
Kovalchuk - Carter - Toffoli
Hagelin - Kempe - Luff
Clifford - Thompson - Wagner
Forbort - Doughty
Muzzin - Martinez
Phaneuf - Fantenberg
- Mike Amadio heads back to Ontario, leaving the Kings with no extra forwards.
- No, we don’t know why Paul LaDue isn’t playing (he was hurt, but now he’s better).
- Cal Petersen was first off the ice at practice.
Landeskog - MacKinnon - Rantanen
Jost - Kerfoot - Wilson
Dries - Soderberg - Calvert
Andrighetto - Kamenev - Bourque
Girard - Johnson
Cole - Barrie
Zadorov - Nemeth