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

Three questions about Tanner Pearson, because we can.

Just the Facts

Los Angeles KingsStatsPittsburgh Penguins
17-25-3 (37 pts)Record25-13-6 (56 pts)
14.6% (27th)Power Play %25.8% (6th)
74.2% (30th)Penalty Kill %84.4% (T-3rd)
2.20 (31st)Goals For/Game3.59 (4th)
2.98 (T-16th)Goals Against/Game2.84 (T-12th)
28.3 (T-28th)Shots For/Game32.6 (T-9th)
31.2 (T-16th)Shots Against/Game32.9 (25th)
Kopitar (29)Points LeaderCrosby (54)
Kopitar, Brown (11)Goals LeaderGuentzel (21)
Doughty (21)Assists LeaderMalkin (35)

Game Preview

The Opposition: PensBurgh


Los Angeles Kings

Pittsburgh Penguins

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

Dumoulin — Letang
Maatta — Oleksiak
Pettersson — Johnson


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.