Game Day Stats and Discussion Thread: Los Angeles Kings @ Minnesota Wild

Zach Parise doesn’t seem to be aging. Is he a vampire? Discuss.

Just the Facts

Los Angeles KingsStatsMinnesota Wild
18-25-3 (39 pts)Record22-20-3 (47 pts)
14.3% (27th)Power Play %22.3% (8th)
74.3% (30th)Penalty Kill %84.5% (4th)
2.26 (31st)Goals For/Game2.84 (T-21st)
2.96 (T-16th)Goals Against/Game2.91 (T-13th)
28.3 (T-28th)Shots For/Game31.2 (19th)
31.4 (19th)Shots Against/Game29.6 (7th)
Kopitar (31)Points LeaderParise (41)
Kopitar (13)Goals LeaderParise (19)
Doughty (21)Assists LeaderGranlund (27)

Game Preview

The Opposition: Hockey Wilderness


Los Angeles Kings

Minnesota Wild

Zucker — Koivu — Granlund
Greenway — Staal — Niederreiter
Parise — Coyle — Kunin
Foligno — Eriksson Ek — Hendricks

Suter — Spurgeon
Brodin — Pateryn
Seeler — Prosser


Discussion Questions

  1. What’s the Kings’ record in nationally televised games? It can’t possibly be good.
  2. Who, exactly, were the Wild trying to protect by trading Alex Tuch to the Vegas Golden Knights? And why?
  3. If you stacked all of the Staals end to end, how many Staal Brother Conglomerates would it take to cross the distance between Los Angeles and St. Paul?