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

Now it’s someone else’s turn to be on the second half of a back-to-back.

Just the Facts

Kings vs Sabres

Los Angeles KingsStatsBuffalo Sabres
2-4-0 (4 pts)Record5-1-1 (11 pts)
9.5% (27th)Power Play %35.7% (2nd)
65.0% (27th)Penalty Kill %76.2% (21st)
3.33 (13th)Goals For/Game3.71 (T-7th)
4.67 (31st)Goals Against/Game2.57 (T-6th)
36.3 (2nd)Shots For/Game31.6 (15th)
29.3 (5th)Shots Against/Game31.3 (T-14th)
Kopitar (8)Points LeaderEichel (10)
Doughty, Brown (3)Goals LeaderOlofsson (6)
Kopitar (6)Assists LeaderDahlin (7)

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The Opposition: Die By The Blade

Discussion Questions

  1. Sabres forward Victor Olofsson has eight career NHL goals. All eight have come on the power play. (He’s the first to do this since goals by type began being counted in the 1933-34 NHL season.) How afraid of you are the Kings penalty kill tonight?
  2. What do you think Tobias Bjornfot does in the press box or the locker room or wherever to kill time when he’s not playing?
  3. Jack Campbell is starting tonight and Jonathan Quick seems to be, uh, hella mad. This is a recipe for disaster, right?