The Kings head into Dallas tonight with a record of 6-3-0. Dallas sits right behind them at 5-3-0, second place in the Pacific Division. Both teams have scored 26 goals and allowed 22, the Kings in 9 games and the Stars in 8.
Some things to think on:
-The Kings are 3-3-0 on the road, but are undefeated at home. Dallas is 2-2-0 at home, with a superior road record of 3-1-0.
-Quick will likely be back in net sporting a record of 5-1-0. His numbers are really strong with .930 save percentage and 1.95 GAA. Kari Lehtonen has been the only Dallas netminder to man the crease and has pretty good numbers as well with .920 save percentage and 2.70 GAA.
-Brad Richards leads the team with 11 points, 9 of them assists. Ribeiro has 8 assists, Morrow and Eriksson lead the team with 5 goals each.
-Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar each have 3 goals and 8 points. The Kings have a good spread of depth scoring with 6 players that have 3 or more goals. Simmonds is right behind with 2 goals.
-Dustin Brown leads the Kings with a whopping 39 hits. Nicklas Grossman leads the Stars with 29.
-The Kings throw quite a few more pucks on net. They have 58 more shots on goal than the Stars in just 1 more game played. That’s an average of 29.2 shots for the Kings, 25.6 for the Stars.
-The Kings will likely be without Drew Doughty again. Jack Johnson will probably munch a lot of minutes, which could be a problem considering he played a lot in last night’s game.
-For all of the ire directed at Davis Drewiske’s game, he has 17 blocked shots. Johnson leads the team with 19.
Puck drops in Dallas at 5:30pm PT.
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Written by Eric Cooney
Eric Cooney was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in North Carolina, and lives in Los Angeles, CA. He shares his thoughts on the NHL as one man who is a northerner, southerner, east coaster, and west coaster. Follow him on Twitter @EricCooney