The Los Angeles Kings travel to Canada for a date with the Ottawa Senators tonight. Puck-drop is scheduled for 7pm EST from Canadian Tire Cenre in Ontario.
Los Angeles comes into today with a record of 13-10-4 on the season but did lose last time out. They will be looking to gain some ground back in the tough Pacific Division. It has been an up and down year so far for the Kings but there is still time for them to meet the expectations that were set in the offseason.
Ottawa on the other hand is 10-13-1 and sit in last place in the Atlantic Division. The Senators need to pick up the pace otherwise this will become a lost season very quickly. The Senators need to pick it up offensively, scoring 3.13 goals per game. If they can generate strong scoring chances and pressure the Los Angeles defenders, they may have something in this game. The Kings struggle on defense and are prone to mistakes on that end of the ice.
Prediction: Los Angeles Kings 3, Ottawa Senators 2 (OT)
I think the Kings will be able to go on the road and pick up a needed victory. They simply are the more physcial team and will take this game in overtime.