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Game Day Stats & Discussion Thread: Colorado Avalanche @ Los Angeles Kings

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Same lineup, same goalie as the last game. Same result? (hah.)

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

No real fancy stats, as your fancy stat gatherer is boarding an airplane in mere moments.

Some highlights:

  • 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.)

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Lineups

Los Angeles Kings

Iafallo - Kopitar - Brown
Kovalchuk - Carter - Toffoli
Hagelin - Kempe - Luff
Clifford - Thompson - Wagner

Forbort - Doughty
Muzzin - Martinez
Phaneuf - Fantenberg

Petersen
(Budaj)

  • 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.

Colorado Avalanche

Landeskog - MacKinnon - Rantanen
Jost - Kerfoot - Wilson
Dries - Soderberg - Calvert
Andrighetto - Kamenev - Bourque

Girard - Johnson
Cole - Barrie
Zadorov - Nemeth

Varlamov
(Grubauer)