Seattle concludes a southwestern road trip in Los Angeles against the Kings. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:38 p.m. EST.
The Kraken continue to exceed expectation with a record of 13-5-3 and sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division. Seattle has also won five straight games including one over the Kings in overtime 10 days ago. Jared McCann leads a very balanced scoring attack with eight goals in 18 games. Andre Burakovsky leads the team in points with 21 while rookie Matty Beniers follows close behind with 18. Martin Jones has been Seattle’s number one goaltender this season notching an 11-4-2 record with a 2.58 goals against average and a .903 save percentage in 17 games.
Los Angeles have been struggling recently after a hot start. The Kings have lost five of seven games and look to turn its homestand around. The injured Gabriel Vilardi leads the Kings in goals with 11. LA is led by Kevin Fiala with 22. He is followed by Phillip Danault with 18 and both Anze Kopitar and Viktor Arvidsson with 17 each. Johathan Quick has been the Kings number one goaltender with a 7-6-2 record with a 3.07 GAA and an .897 SV% in 16 games. Los Angeles is starting to get healthy again as both Vilardi and Alex Iafallo practiced yesterday.
Seattle has taken both meetings with the Kings so far this season, although LA has salvaged a point with an overtime loss 10 days ago. The projected starting goaltenders are Jones for the Kraken and Quick for Los Angeles.