Game Day Stats & Discussion Thread: New York Rangers @ Los Angeles Kings

A matinee game! You know what that means! Unceasing terror!!

Just the Facts

Los Angeles KingsStatsNew York Rangers
2-7-1 (5 pts)Record3-6-1 (7 pts)
8.8%Power Play %21.9%
75.0%Penalty Kill %75.8%
1.80Goals For/Game2.40
3.60Goals Against/Game3.40
27.5Shots For/Game31.6
30.4Shots Against/Game34.4
Iafallo (7)Points LeaderZibanejad (9)
Toffoli, Kopitar (3)Goals LeaderZibanejad (5)
Iafallo, Doughty (5)Assists LeaderZuccarello, Pionk (6)

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Los Angeles Kings

No morning skate so your guess is as good as ours. Adrian Kempe appears to have the spot of shame as the extra on that third line, but despite some sections of the fan base clamoring for him to sit until he gets his mind wrapped around not taking penalties, it’s more than likely that Mike Amadio will be the odd man out. Defense is another big question mark; if Forbort draws back in, LaDue will probably come out. They seem to like Sean Walker a lot, and he hasn’t looked entirely out of place on that bottom pairing, aside from some “welcome to the NHL” type moments that we’d also be seeing with anyone else who’d draw in there.

Jack Campbell, of course, will get the start in net, with Peter Budaj backing him up.

New York Rangers

Vesey - Zibanejad - Zuccarello
Kreider - Hayes - Spooner
Namestnikov - Howden - Buchnevich
McLeod - Chytil - Fast

Staal - Pionk
Skjei - DeAngelo
Smith - Shattenkirk