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Game Day Stats and Discussion Thread: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Los Angeles Kings

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Three questions about Tanner Pearson, because we can.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts

Los Angeles Kings Stats Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings Stats Pittsburgh Penguins
17-25-3 (37 pts) Record 25-13-6 (56 pts)
14.6% (27th) Power Play % 25.8% (6th)
74.2% (30th) Penalty Kill % 84.4% (T-3rd)
2.20 (31st) Goals For/Game 3.59 (4th)
2.98 (T-16th) Goals Against/Game 2.84 (T-12th)
28.3 (T-28th) Shots For/Game 32.6 (T-9th)
31.2 (T-16th) Shots Against/Game 32.9 (25th)
Kopitar (29) Points Leader Crosby (54)
Kopitar, Brown (11) Goals Leader Guentzel (21)
Doughty (21) Assists Leader Malkin (35)

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The Opposition: PensBurgh

Lineups

Los Angeles Kings

Pittsburgh Penguins

Guentzel — Crosby — Rust
Pearson — Malkin — Simon
Sheahan — Brassard — Kessel
Grant — Cullen — Wilson

Dumoulin — Letang
Maatta — Oleksiak
Pettersson — Johnson

DeSmith
(Murray)

Discussion Questions

  1. So how many points do you think Tanner Pearson will get tonight? “Zero” is not an option.
  2. I wonder how Emma Pearson is adapting to the cold. I bet she frolics in it. I bet it’s super cute.
  3. How many times will my parents, who are Penguins fans, text me to tell me exactly what Tanner Pearson is doing in the game, even though I, too, am watching the game? Again, “zero” is not an option.