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Who Will The LA Kings Play Opening Round

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With the NHL playoffs nearing and the races tightening the Los Angeles Kings may have to wait until the last day of the regular season to determine who their first round opponent will be. The Kings are likely locked into the sixth playoff position, but with a logjam at the top of the conference standings the Kings first round opponent is still very much undecided. If the season ended today the Kings would face the San Jose Sharks in the opening round. The Sharks are currently third in the conference, a point behind the Anaheim Ducks and a point on top of the Colorado Avalanche. Just a point behind the Avalanche and two points behind the Sharks, are the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Here’s a look at the potential Kings opening round opponents:

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SHARKS

San Jose Sharks: The Kings and Sharks have played five times this season with four of the five games decided by just a single goal. The Kings hold the advantage in the season series, three games to two. Two of the games have gone into overtime, with the Kings winning the opening game between the two teams in overtime and the Sharks winning the second game via a shootout. The two teams played a hotly contested second round playoff series last year, with the Kings coming out on top by virtue of having home ice advantage. Not a single road team won a game in the seven game series. The home ice advantage could prove significant for the Sharks this year who have been outstanding on home ice this year.

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AVALANCHE

Colorado Avalanche: The Colorado Avalanche have been a massive surprise this season under first year head coach Patrick Roy, the leading candidate for coach of the year in the NHL this season. The Avalanche has been on fire of late with a six-game winning streak to make a late run toward the top of the Western Conference. The Avalanche has a solid group of talented young forwards, led by center Matt Duchene and winger Gabriel Landeskog. The most exciting Avalanche player is eighteen-year-old center Nathan MacKinnon, the top overall pick in last year’s NHL entry draft. The Avalanche has played two fewer games than the Sharks and Blackhawks.

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BLACKHAWKS

Chicago Blackhawks: Sitting in fifth place in the conference, but just two behind the third place Sharks, are the defending Stanley Cup champions. After a period of rough play the Blackhawks have rebounded of late and are in the midst of a three-game winning streak. Chicago has decided to sit their captain and best player Jonathan Toews for the remaining of the regular season due to an upper body injury. The Kings and Blackhawks met in the playoffs each of the past two seasons. Los Angeles defeated Chicago in 2012 on their way to a Stanley Cup title. The Blackhawks returned the favor, defeating the Kings in five games last June on their way to a title. Chicago is the odds on favorite again to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup final.

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DUCKS

Anaheim Ducks: There’s an outside chance the Kings could face the Ducks in the opening round, if Anaheim somehow loses the second seed. After leading the Western Conference for the majority of the regular season the Ducks were recently surpassed by the St. Louis Blues. With a game in hand and just three points behind the Blues the Ducks still have an opportunity to earn home ice. If the Ducks somehow fall to third they’ll set up what will be a much anticipated opening round series.

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With Marian Gaborik Trade LA Kings Look At Playoffs

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Wednesday marked the National Hockey League’s annual trade deadline and the Los Angeles Kings, led by General Manager Dean Lombardi, were active once again. The Kings biggest move was the acquisition of veteran star Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Los Angeles sent winger Matt Frattin and a second round pick to Columbus to acquire Gaborik. The thirty-two year-old winger, taken third overall in the 2000 draft by the Minnesota Wild has scored forty goals three times in his career, to go along with two 38 goal seasons.

Here’s a look at what Gaborik will bring to Los Angeles as a member of the Kings:

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“GOAL”

The Kings were aggressive in looking to improve their offense, reportedly making a run at Thomas Vanek, who proved to be too costly of an acquisition. When healthy Gaborik is a dynamic offensive player with tremendous speed and skill, an element the Kings simply don’t have. The former Wild and Rangers star could be the missing element that gives the Kings enough offense to compete with the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks who the Kings face on April 12th the final game of the 2013-2014 NHL regular season.. The presence of Gaborik, combined with the Kings elite defensive unit and goaltender Jonathan Quick, could make the Kings a very difficult team to beat come playoff time. The Kings are expected to team Gaborik up with Anze Kopitar, potentially creating an elite combination that will benefit both players. The Kings are banking on recapturing the momentum they had back in 2012 when they acquired Jeff Carter from the same Columbus Blue Jackets. Los Angeles traded for Carter and then went on a hot streak that eventually culminated in the organizations first Stanley Cup Championship. With the Kings in the midst of a five-game winning streak the addition of Gaborik could very well vault Los Angeles up the Western Conference standings.

One potential issue with Gaborik is his ability to stay healthy. During his tenure with the Minnesota Wild Gaborik was often injured, a tendency that didn’t carry over to his time in New York but popped up once again this season in Columbus. He missed six weeks early in the season with a knee strain and then suffered a broken collarbone, two injuries that have left him largely ineffective this season. Gaborik returned on February 27th versus the New Jersey Devils and scored in his first goal.

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In addition to Gaborik the Kings also traded for young Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brayden McNabb. The Kings sent prospects Hudson Fasching and Nicholas Deslaurier to Buffalo for McNabb and Jonathon Parker. McNabb is a big, 6’4”, defenseman who will boost the Kings already formidable defensive depth. The move to trade Fasching, who’s had a tremendous season this year for the Minnesota Gophers, will be interesting to watch over the next several years. After a difficult draft season that saw him fall out of the first round to a fourth round pick, Fasching has improved his stock once again and was arguably the best player for the United States in the recent World Juniors.

You can see the newest member of the LA Kings when they return to the Staples Center on March 13th to face the Toronto Maple Leafs which is also Jim Fox Bobblehead night. LA Kings Tickets for Bobblehead night start out at $55 per ticket and go up to $175 for center ice seats.

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With three games at STAPLES Center and Jonathan Quick back in the lineup last week was a big week for the Los Angeles Kings. With the Anaheim Ducks running out to a commanding lead in the division the Kings were looking to make up ground on the Ducks. The Kings performed well, outshooting their opponents by a wide margin, but unfortunately ran into red hot goaltending from both the Minnesota Wild and the Detroit Red Wings. Behind strong performances from Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper and Red Wings netminder Jimmy Carson the Kings finished the week with a win, a loss and an overtime loss.

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Kings Vs Wings

Week Recap: After defeating the Vancouver Canucks to kick off their home stand the Kings welcomed in the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, minus goaltenders Josh Harding and Nicolas Backstrom, were starting third-stringer Darcy Kuemper in net. Kuemper put together a career-best performance, stopping 39 of the 40 shots he faced before Nino Niedereitter scored to put the game into overtime and then notched the game-winner in the shootout. The Kings returned to action on Thursday with an impressive victory over the Boston Bruins, perennial Eastern Conference power. The Kings jumped out to a 3-0 lead behind goals from Jeff Carter, Justin Williams and Alec Martinez, a lead that would eventually go to 4-1. Quick notched the victory, his second in three starts since his return. Unbeated in regulation in their last three games, Los Angeles welcomed in the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Los Angeles again dominated possession and shots on goal but lost at the hands of a hot goaltender. Jimmy Carson, who’ll join Quick on the USA hockey team, stopped 44 of the 45 shots he faced in earning the victory.

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Up next for the Kings: Los Angeles has one game remaining in their home stand, an important matchup with the Vancouver Canucks. Tickets for the Kings Vs Canucks are still available. Los Angeles kicked off the five game STAPLES Center stand by defeating the Canucks 3-1 in Quick’s first start back after missing nearly two months with an injured groin. The Canucks are currently in fourth place in the Pacific, two points behind the Kings and vying for a playoff spot in the tough Western Conference. A win for the Kings is crucial; following the Canucks game Los Angeles heads off on the road for a five-game road swing. The Kings round out next week with difficult road trips to St. Louis and Detroit. The last time Los Angeles visited the Blues, on January 2, they suffered their biggest loss of the season, 5-0. The Blues loss was the final Kings game before the return of Quick.

Where they stand: Los Angeles is currently in 6th place in the Western Conference, two points behind in the Colorado Avalanche and two points up on the Vancouver Canucks. They are 14 points behind the Anaheim Ducks who are on yet another long winning streak, of six games. In two weeks the Kings will have an immediate opportunity to make up ground on Anaheim, with consecutive games versus the Ducks, an outdoor game at Dodger Stadium and a matchup at STAPLES Center.By:Chris Michaels.

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Perfect Week For The Anaheim Ducks

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With another perfect week of hockey the Anaheim Ducks incredible form continued as they capped the week with a 1-0 shutout victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Anaheim has now won seven consecutive games and an incredible seventeen of their last eighteen games played. Anaheim now has a five point lead on the Chicago Blackhawks for the top overall record in the National Hockey League. They lead the Pacific Division by thirteen points. With Ducks Tickets starting at only $16.00 per ticket with No Service Fees now is a great time to see the NHL’s hottest team!

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Week Recap: The Ducks kicked off the week with an impressive 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Anaheim jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never relinquished it in the win. Corey Perry notched his 24th goal of the season while Mathieu Perrault scored two goals. Jonas Hiller was solid in net again in the victory. After defeating the Bruins the Ducks traveled to Nashville for a matchup with the always tough Predators. Nashville scored two goals in the first period to jump out 2-0 before the Ducks roared back to seal the game with four goals in the second period. Ryan Getzlaf scored goals number 21 and 22 while Corey Perry slotted home his 25th of the season. Fresh off a win in Nashville the Ducks traveled to Phoenix where they took on the Coyotes Saturday night. Anaheim knocked off Phoenix behind another second period goal explosion. After Hampus Lindholm scored to tie the game in the first period Sami Vatanen, Dustin Penner and Ryan Getzlaf scored in the second to give Anaheim a commanding lead. Lindholm would score again to give the Ducks a 5-1 lead that would eventually lead to a 5-3 victory. Anaheim then returned home Sunday for a touch back-to-back versus the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings received a solid start from Petr Mrazek, starting in place of the injured Jimmy Howard. Mrazek gave up just one goal, a second period score by Andrew Cogliano, but it was enough to earn the victory for Anaheim. Jonas Hiller had 22 saves to earn the shutout and his 14th consecutive victory.

The Week Ahead: The Ducks host the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night before traveling to Chicago and St. Louis for two key road games on Friday and Saturday. Chicago and St. Louis are in second and third place in the Western Conference, with St. Louis winning 8 of their last ten games. Chicago and St. Louis are a combined 33-6-8 at home. The Blues and Blackhawks will be a tough test for the Ducks. If the Ducks come out unscathed they may be in the driver’s seat for home ice advantage in the playoffs.

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Where they stand: With 75 points the Ducks are five points up on the Chicago Blackhawks for the top spot in the Western Conference and best record in the National Hockey League. You can purchase Ducks Vs Black Hawks Tickets for their February 5th match up at the Honda Center now. They lead the Pacific Division by an impressive 13 points over the second place San Jose Sharks.

By: Chris Cabrera

Anheim Ducks Perfect Four Game Road Trip

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Anaheim Ducks

With a perfect 3-0 record over the past week the Anaheim Ducks have now run their consecutive game winning streak to eight, including three consecutive road wins versus Eastern Conference foes. The eight game winning streak has vaulted the Ducks to the top overall record in the National Hockey League. Anaheim now has 57 points on the season, one point above the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Week Recap: After winning five consecutive games at the friendly confines of Honda Center the Ducks kicked off the week with an impressive 5-2 victory over perennial powers Detroit. After Thomas Jurco opened the scoring for Detroit the Ducks scored four unanswered first period goals. Jakob Silfverberg, Nick Bonino, Corey Perry and Sami Vatananen all tallied first period goals for Anaheim. Saku Koivu opened the scoring in the second period to give the Ducks in insurmountable 5-1 lead. Perry’s goal was his 22nd on the season. Three days later the Ducks made the trip to New Jersey and defeated the Devils by a 3-2 score in overtime. Cam Fowler and Mathieu Perrault scored the two regulation goals for Anaheim before Kyle Palmieri notched the game-winner in overtime, his 5th of the season. Jonas Hiller was solid in net once again for the Ducks, running his season record to 15-4-4. After defeating the Devils on Friday the Ducks made the trip to Long Island for the second half of a back-to-back versus the Islanders, winning 5-3. After falling behind 3-1 the Ducks exploded for four goals in the third period, with Ryan Getzlaf slotting home his 18th and 19th goals of the season. Mathieu Perrault and Kyle Palmieri scored scored the other two third period goals for Anaheim. Rookie Frederik Andersen was victorious in between the pipes, running his season record to 7-1.

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Honda Center

The Week Ahead: The Ducks have a light schedule over the Christmas Holidays with a game Monday night followed by four days off before they host the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night at the Honda Center. After Saturday night’s game the Ducks head to the Bay Area for a big Sunday night matchup versus the San Jose Sharks. The Ducks are looking to keep pace with their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Kings. Even with an 8-game winning streak the Ducks are just three points up on the Kings who have won nine of their last ten.

Where they stand: With 57 points the Ducks are a point ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks for the top overall record in the National Hockey League. They are in a tight race for best record in the Pacific Division with the Los Angeles Kings. As of Monday the Ducks are three points on top of the red hot Kings. In all the two Los Angeles teams have just one loss in their last 20 games played.

By: Chris Cabrera

Can the Kings Win The 2014 Stanley Cup?

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Coming off a disappointing end to their 2012 season, the Los Angeles Kings open the 2013-2014 NHL Regular Season with a two game road trip that includes visits to Minnesota and Winnipeg to take on two members of the new NHL Central Division, next Thursday and Friday. Following the two game road swing the Kings open at the Staples Center on Monday (October 7) versus the New York Rangers. Kings Vs Rangers Tickets are starting at $35.00 per ticket. The Kings are looking to get back to the Stanley Cup finals after losing in the Western Conference finals last season to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Kings run toward the title in the upcoming season will take place in the re-aligned Pacific Division. The NHL re-aligned the divisions this offseason and the Pacific Division now includes the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.

The Kings kept most of the core of their roster this offseason, with a few minor but not drastic changes. The core group of talent, which includes a nice mix of veterans and young talent, remains. The Kings lost Rob Scuderi to Pittsburgh in free agency. The veteran defenseman was a capable and gritty player. Will Mitchell, back from a season long knee injury, is healthy and should mitigate the loss of Scuderi. Up front the Kings lost Dustin Penner, who returned to the Anaheim Ducks in free agency. Winger Matt Frattin, acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Jonathon Bernier trade, will capably replace Penner and in the Kings minds likely produce more consistency.

The key for the Kings remains goaltender Jonathon Quick. The veteran netminder and former Conn Smythe Tropy Award winner is a difference maker between the pipes who sets the tone for the Kings top ten NHL defense. The rest of the Kings defensive unit is anchored at the blue line by Drew Doughty, young star Slava Voynov, youngster Jake Muzzin, Mitchell and Matt Greene. The defenseman crew is a nice mix of offensive talent, youth, and gritty veterans. Upfront the Kings have kept their offensive core together, including Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Justin Williams, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Jarret Stoll. Frattin, who emerged as a solid two-way player with the Maple Leafs last season, will be matched with Carter and Richards on the Kings first line, a great opportunity for the former Leaf to flourish. Like in the defensive unit the Kings have a talented group of young options up front as well, including Tyler Toffoli who put together a solid late season stretch of play, as well as Tanner Pearson and Linden Vey. Both Pearson and Vey put up solid numbers with the Manchester Monarchs last season.

With Bernier now in Toronto as part of the Frattin trade the big question for the Kings is whether or not Scrivens can provide good minutes as the backup goaltender. The Kings were outclassed by the Blackhawks in the finals after two tough series victories over St. Louis and San Jose. Last year’s condensed NHL season meant a lot of minutes for Quick. With the league back to its full regular season schedule the Kings will need solid minutes from Scrivens to rest Quick. The new Pacific Division will allow the Kings to travel less, but also includes the same tough teams from the former Pacific, as well as the Vancouver and Edmonton. The Canucks remain a talented and veteran team, while the Oilers have the best young talent base in the NHL.By:Chris Michaels

Do the Ducks have what it takes to win the Stanley Cup?

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With many picking them for fourth place in the Pacific Division the Anaheim Ducks put together a tremendous regular season, overshadowed only by the Chicago Blackhawks and their remarkable regular season. The Ducks lost their momentum and suffered an early playoff exit at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings, dampening their outstanding regular season. With both Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry signed to long term extensions the once cloudy Ducks future is clear and under Head Coach Bruce Boudreau the Ducks should make another strong regular season push this year.

Do the Ducks have what it takes to win the Stanley Cup?

Up front: The Ducks have an elite combination up front in former MVP Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. Both are among the most talented players in the NHL and the Ducks have locked them up with long term deals. In the new salary capped NHL signing players to expensive long-term deals comes with a price. In the case of the Ducks the move to sign Perry and Getzlaf eliminated their ability to sign the third member of their big three, Bobby Ryan. The big American forward was a consistent force for the club, scoring 131 goals over the past four seasons. He’s off to Ottawa for a package that features former Senators second round pick Jakob Silverberg. The Swedish forward is a talented player who put up solid numbers last season in Ottawa. He’ll be relied on to inject some new playmaking into the lineup and fill in for the loss of Ryan. The other player who’ll be counted on to provide some of the grit and size the Ducks lost with the trade of Ryan is Dustin Penner, re-acquired from the Los Angeles Kings. The former Ducks forward remains big and talented, but has had an up and down career. If Penner can recapture the star form he’s shown at times throughout his career the Ducks may not miss a beat with the loss of Ryan. Last season Anaheim was in the top ten in goals scored and had an elite, top five power play. With their two stars back the Ducks should be as strong as ever in special teams.

Between the Pipes: Anaheim has two solid and experienced goaltenders in Jonas Hiller and Viktor Fasth who split duties last season. They both performed well and this arrangement should serve them well in the long NHL regular season. If either player gets injured or has a poor spell of play the Ducks have young star John Gibson waiting in the wings. The twenty-year-old was voted the Most Valuable Player when the United States won the IIHF World Junior Championships. He’s one of the elite up and coming goaltending prospects in the National Hockey League. The trio gives the Ducks a goaltending situation that is the envy of many NHL clubs. Of course the strategy of goaltenders sharing time often creates an issue of who will lead the team when the playoffs arrive. NHL teams typically run with one goaltender during the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Ducks will have to decide who the top netminder is for their eventual playoff run.

On the Blue Line: The Ducks defense thrived last season with the arrival of Sheldon Souray and the continued evolution of Francois Beauchemin as an elite NHL defenseman. The two veterans provided solid two way play and timely offense during the regular season. Unfortunately for Ducks fans both players are now coming off injuries with Beauchemin having offseason knee surgery and Souray injuring his wrist in an offseason training accident. The Ducks expect Beauchemin back towards the beginning of the regular season, but Souray will likely miss the first two months. With Souray out the Ducks will need Cam Fowler to continue is ascent as a potential top NHL blue-liner. The young American had a breakout year last season, evolving as an elite stay at home defenseman. Luca Sbisa, Bryan Allen, Toni Lydman and perhaps young talent Hampus Lindholm round out the Ducks defensive group.

Young Talent: Beyond the veteran stars the Ducks front office has done a fine job in developing a group of young and talented players. Kyle Palmieri, Emerson Etem, Peter Holland, and Sami Vatanen all played roles in the team last season, with Palmieri and Etem playing significant roles. Combined with Gibson and Lindholm, soon to arrive, the Ducks may have the best farm system and group of young players in the NHL. The development of this players into future stars is a key reality to the new NHL. Salary cap limitations and the need to spend big money on stars like Getzlaf and Perry shows the need for a bench and the Ducks are in a solid position. This group of talented players will play a big role on the ice this season as well as potential trade bait as the NHL trade deadline comes late in the season.

So can they win the Stanley Cup? The Pacific Division will be a challenge. It’s a deep group of teams that includes perennial powers like the Kings, Sharks and Canucks and the up and coming Edmonton Oilers. Most have the Ducks predicted to either win or finish in the top three in their division. They’ll be in a strong position to earn at least one of the new wildcards and have a fighting chance to make a deep playoff run. Come playoff time the health of their defense is important as is the need to settle on a number one goaltender. The other key factor to watch will be the complacency question with Getzlaf and Perry. Players react differently to big contracts and there’s always the chance that performance can wane. Both players had solid years last season but poor years the season before. The Ducks will need scoring punch from Perry, like in his MVP year, and the solid two-way play that has marked Getzlaf’s career. If the two superstars play to their potential the Ducks are a strong candidate to win the Stanley Cup in their 20th season as an NHL team.

By: Chris Cabrera

Kings take down the Blackhawks 2-25-12

KINGS Vs BLACKHAWKS 4/0: Captain Dustin Brown overshadowed Jeff Carter’s debut with four points and his second career hat trick as Los Angeles snapped a four-game slide while handing the Chicago Blackhawks its second consecutive loss.

Brown recorded all three of his tallies on special teams, opening with a pair of power-play goals in the first period and scoring shorthanded in the second to complete the hat trick.

Defenseman Willie Mitchell, who signed a contract extension with the Kings on Friday, added a goal and an assist. Jonathan Quick made 19 saves in his seventh shutout of the season as Los Angeles moved back into a tie for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.

The lowest scoring team in the NHL, the Kings traded for the veteran Carter on Thursday. That move lifted some of the pressure from Brown, who has also been the subject of trade rumors.

After clinching is first multi-goal game of the season in the first, Brown forced a turnover with the Blackhawks on the power play early in the second period. The 27-year-old quickly turned up ice and received a perfect feed from Mitchell in the slot before slipping it past Corey Crawford for the hat trick and his 17th tally of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago was once again without captain Jonathan Toews (upper body). … After scoring 15 goals in four straight wins, the Blackhawks have totaled one in the last two games. … Jarret Stoll recorded three assists for the Kings.

The Kings play the Anaheim Ducks at the Staples Center on March 3 2012. You can purchase Ducks Vs Kings Tickets now.

Preview: Kings at Coyotes

Preview: Los Angeles at Phoenix
When: 9:00 PM       ET, Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Where: Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Tickets: You can still puchase Coyotes Vs Kings Tickets for this game.

THE STORY: Failing to score has been a reoccurring issue this season for the Los  Angeles Kings. Their recent rut has dropped them out the top eight spots in the Western Conference. The Kings get an opportunity to make up some ground on one of the teams they’re chasing when they travel to face the streaking Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday. Los Angeles is 3-1-1 in five  meetings this season, but Phoenix is unbeaten in five straight at home.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, FS West (Kings), FS Arizona Plus (Coyotes)

ABOUT THE KINGS (27-21-11):
It’s easy to see why the Kings have only two wins in their past eight games. They have managed three goals in  the six losses, including shutouts their two previous games. “The last  couple years, we’ve been battling for a playoff spot,” captain Dustin  Brown said. “As frustrating as these last two games have been,  offensively, we’ve got to refocus.” Goaltender Jonathan Quick has done  his part against the Coyotes, stopping 42 of 43 shots in the last two  meetings.

ABOUT THE COYOTES (29-21-9): While the Kings are headed in the wrong direction, the Coyotes are on an uptick, going  7-0-1 in February. Phoenix has grabbed 17 of a possible 20 points coming in, the main reason the club has jumped to seventh in the West – two  points in front of Calgary and Los Angeles. Forward Radim Vrbata has  been red-hot. He has five goals and four assists the past eight games,  including four game-winners, en route to a career-best 28 tallies.

OVERTIME:

1. Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith is unbeaten in his last seven starts while posting a minuscule 0.99 goals against average.

2. The Kings average 2.03 goals, last in the NHL.

PREDICTION: Coyotes 3, Kings 2 (OT)

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Possible LA Kings moves for playoff run

The Los Angeles Kings currently sit in 7th place in the Western Conference with 60 points.  They are two points up on the 8th seed Minnesota Wild and 5 points back of the Chicago Blackhawks who currently occupy the 5th position in the conference.  At this point the Kings will be looking to at least maintain that 7th seed and in order to put themselves in position to do
that would be wise to make some moves prior to the NHL’s trading deadline which comes later this month on February 27th.

First, it should be noted that the Kings should definitely be adding players at the trading deadline.  They are in the thick of the playoff race and they will need to add some pieces if they want to catch the Chicago Blackhawks and have success in the playoffs once they get in the playoffs.  Anyone who has watched the Kings all season knows that this team needs an infusion of offense if they want to reach the
heights and goals they set at the beginning of the season.

There are several attractive options available to the Los Angeles Kings at this year’s deadline.  Which players would be the right fit for the Kings to make a second half push?  That is the question that the Kings front office will be analyzing in the weeks to come.
Let’s take a look at some of the players that will available and make the most sense for the Kings to acquire in our eyes.

Travis Moen – Montreal Canadiens

The Kings need depth and Moen would provide much needed help for a 3rd and 4th line that sorely need it.  Moen would also bring an intense attitude and dedicated work ethic which are the kinds of guys that can come on your team mid season and contribute right away.  Montreal is in somewhat of a rebuilding process so they probably will not be looking for much in return
for Moen.  Maybe a draft pick and amid-level prospect?  If that is the price tag then an acquisition on Moen is definitely worth it.

Drew Stafford – Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres have been a disappointment and Stafford along with some of his other teammates has been the brunt of criticism up in Buffalo.  Are the Sabres fed up enough to let a quality young players like Stafford go?  The Kings have no way of knowing this, but Stafford is more then worth kicking the tires on.  He would be a more long-term option then Moen and may just need a change of scenery to reach his potential.  He would take a more considerable package to acquire and we think that package would be worth the risk.

Tuomo Ruutu – Carolina Hurricanes

This is the guy that will directly address the Kings’ offensive woes.  He would likely be a
rental until the end of the year.  He is the type of player you look to acquire when you think your team can make a
serious run in the playoffs and you think he can be a final piece to the puzzle type guy.  He has had 20 plus goals the
past three seasons and will not have a huge price tag attached to him because the Hurricanes know he is likely gone this offseason and will most likely be looking to get anything they can get in return for him.

The stretch run of the season is always an exciting time for hockey fans.  Hopefully the Kings front office makes some moves to put this team into position to make a serious run come playoff time.  The acquisition of all or some of the players above combined with the development of the young players currently on the roster will go a long way to determining success or failure come playoff time.

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