Game Day Stats and Discussion Thread: St. Louis Blues @ Los Angeles Kings

Have the Blues solved their goaltending woes? They sure hope so.

Just the Facts

Los Angeles KingsStatsSt. Louis Blues
19-26-4 (42 pts)Record21-21-5 (47 pts)
15.2% (26th)Power Play %19.0% (17th)
74.7% (30th)Penalty Kill %79.5% (18th)
2.22 (31st)Goals For/Game2.79 (T-24th)
2.98 (T-15th)Goals Against/Game3.04 (T-19th)
28.2 (28th)Shots For/Game31.0 (20th)
31.8 (20th)Shots Against/Game29.2 (6th)
Kopitar (32)Points LeaderO'Reilly (48)
Kopitar (13)Goals LeaderO'Reilly, Perron (17)
Doughty (23)Assists LeaderO'Reilly (31)

Game Preview

The Opposition: St. Louis Game Time


Los Angeles Kings

Kovalchuk — Kopitar — Brown
Iafallo — Carter — Leipsic
Hagelin — Kempe — Toffoli
Clifford — Thompson — Wagner

Forbort — Doughty
Muzzin — Martinez
Phaneuf — LaDue


St. Louis Blues

Maroon — O’Reilly — Tarasenko
Schwartz — Schenn — Steen
Blais — Sundqvist — Kyrou
Nolan — Barbashev — MacEachern

Gunnarsson — Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester — Parayko
Dunn — Bortuzzo


Discussion Questions

  1. Likelihood of Vladimir Tarasenko, who has four goals in his last five games, scoring tonight?
  2. If the Kings got a team dog (a service dog in training) like many of the other NHL teams have this year, what would it be named and why? (The Blues’ dog is named Barclay, after former Blues player Barclay Plager.)
  3. Anyone else disappointed that we’ll be denied the Jonathan Quick vs. David Perron hate-fest tonight, since Perron is out of the lineup with an injury?