The Los Angeles Kings travel to Canada to take on the Vancouver Canucks from Rogers Arena tonight. Puck-drop is scheduled for 10pm EST for this Pacific Division showdown.
The Kings come into the game with a record of 11-7-1 and have won seven of their last ten contests. The Canucks on the other hand enter this matchup with a record of 5-9-3 and need to start picking up some victories to make up ground in the standings.
For Los Angeles, the offense has sparked their early success. They are averaging 3.32 goals per game including scoring 12 over the last three games. However, the defense has been an issue. It is allowing opponents to score 3.37 goals on average and it has cost them some wins. They’ll need to step it up on that side of the ice tonight going up against a fun Canucks offensive team.
Much like the Kings, Vancouver is having a great offensive year. They are averaging 3.41 goals per game but the defense has been awful. They are giving up 4.06 goals a game this season and will need a better showing if they want to come away with the win tonight.
Look for this to be a higher scoring team with two bad defenses going at it. These teams know each other well and will try to use that to gain any advantage.
Prediction: Los Angeles Kings 5, Vancouver Canucks 4
I like the Kings to win this game but it won’t be easy. Playing in Canada is always a tough experience for opposing teams and the Canuck fans will try to make life tough on the visitors.