LA Kings Detroit Red Wings

The LA Kings dominated the Red Wings 4-0 at Arena back in January behind a franchise record 27-shot first period.

Tale of the Tape


LAK: 16.6% (24th)

DET: 16.3% (25th)

Penalty Kill:

LAK: 73.2% (30th)

DET: 77.0% (21st)


LAK: 52.8% (6th)

DET: 50.4% (14th)

Goals per game:

LAK: 2.80 (20th)

DET: 2.72 (24th)

Goals against per game:

LAK: 2.72 (11th)

DET: 3.39 (26th)

Top scorers:

LAK: Anze Kopitar – 14 goals, 27 assists, 41 points

DET: Dylan Larkin – 23 goals, 20 assists, 43 points

Some woeful special teams will be on display at Little Caesar’s Arena, although the Red Wings have been much better on the power-play lately. Over their last eight games, Detroit has converted on 6 of their last 22 chances (27.3%).

Over that same stretch, the LA Kings have given up 8 goals on their last 21 penalty kills (61.9%), so the momentum is definitely in the Red Wings’ favor coming into this one.

Betting Odds

Courtesy of The Action Network:

Kings Odds -135
Red Wings Odds +125
Over/Under 5.5
Time 4:30 pm PT

Despite playing on the road, the Kings are slight favorites coming into this one. Tracking the money line, Los Angeles has been favored as high as -155 before coming back down a little bit.

Projected Lineups

Here’s how the Kings aligned in practice on Tuesday (via LA Kings Insider), with Christian Wolanin joining the team. We’ll see if he slots into the lineup against Detroit.

Iafallo – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Athanasiou – Byfield – Brown
Lemieux – Lizotte – Kaliyev
Grundstrom – Kupari

Moverare – Doughty
Bjornfot – Durzi
Maatta – Strand

Quick / Petersen / Ingham

Here’s how the Red Wings lined up for their matchup with Anaheim on Monday. Note that Nick Leddy will miss tonight’s game.

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