Game Day Stats & Discussion Thread: Buffalo Sabres @ Los Angeles Kings

Anze Kopitar’s back, so everything should be okay, right?

Let’s try this hockey thing again.

Here’s a motivating fact:

Just the Facts

Los Angeles KingsStatsDallas Stars
2-5-1 (5 pts)Record3-4-0 (6 pts)
10.7%Power Play %33.3%
71.4%Penalty Kill %80.0%
1.88Goals For/Game2.70
3.50Goals Against/Game3.00
27.3Shots For/Game34.4
31.9Shots Against/Game30.3
Iafallo (7)Points LeaderRadulov, Seguin (10)
Iafallo, Kopitar, 3 more (2)Goals LeaderRadulov, Benn, Klingberg (4)
Iafallo (5)Assists LeaderSeguin (7)

Game Preview

The Opposition: Die By The Blade


Los Angeles Kings

Unless something else happens, it looks like Tanner Pearson might be out of this one. Yikes.

UPDATE: Pearson gets a reprieve. Mike Amadio and Jaret Anderson-Dolan are your scratches up front; Paul LaDue is out on the blue line.

Buffalo Sabres

Backup goaltender Linus Ullmark gets his second start of the season tonight for the Sabres.