Game Day Stats & Discussion Thread: Los Angeles Kings @ Chicago Blackhawks

Some new coach is going to walk away feeling good tonight.

Just the Facts

Los Angeles KingsStatsChicago Blackhawks
5-11-1 (11 pts)Record7-8-4 (18 pts)
14.3%Power Play %13.8%
78.4%Penalty Kill %74.5%
2.00Goals For/Game2.74
3.24Goals Against/Game3.53
27.6Shots For/Game32.5
30.2Shots Against/Game33.1
Kovalchuk (14)Points LeaderKane (23)
Kovalchuk (5)Goals LeaderKane (12)
Kovalchuk, Doughty (9)Assists LeaderKane (11)

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The Opposition: Second City Hockey


Los Angeles Kings

Iafallo - Kopitar -Brown
Kovalchuk - Carter - Toffoli
Hagelin - Kempe - Luff
Clifford - Thompson - Lewis

Forbort - Doughty
Muzzin - Martinez
Phaneuf - Fantenberg


That’s right, Peter Budaj has some sort of flu-type thing happening and may not be able to back up Petersen. Cal Petersen will probably get his first NHL start. Cole Kehler may be recalled. If not, there may be an Emergency Back-Up Goaltender sighting tonight in the United Center.

Chicago Blackhawks

Schmaltz - Toews - Kane
DeBrincat - Kampf - Kahun
Saad - Anisimov - Hayden
Kunitz - Kruger - Martinsen

Keith - Seabrook
Gustafsson - Jokiharju
Manning - Forsling