The LA Kings and Blue Jackets last met on January 6, 2020, with Columbus winning 4-2 at STAPLES Center. This is the first of two matchups, with the other coming in mid-April.
Tale of the Tape
LAK: 16.8% (27th)
CBJ: 17.2% (24th)
LAK: 75.3% (28th)
CBJ: 80.2% (14th)
LAK: 52.7% (6th)
CBJ: 49.2% (17th)
Goals per game:
LAK: 2.91 (19th)
CBJ: 3.26 (10th)
Goals against per game:
LAK: 2.82 (11th)
CBJ: 3.61 (31st)
LAK: Anze Kopitar – 15 goals, 35 assists, 50 points
CBJ: Boone Jenner – 23 goals, 20 assists, 43 points
After being underdogs in the last two contests, the LA Kings come into this game as pretty significant favorites, courtesy of The Action Network.
|Blue Jackets Odds||+120|
|Time||4:00 pm PT|
|TV||BSOH, BSW, ESPN+|
Here’s how the Kings lined up in Wednesday’s game against the Stars:
Tonight's @LAKings Line Rushes –— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) March 3, 2022
Iafallo – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Grundstrom – Byfield – Brown
Lemieux – Lizotte – Kaliyev
Anderson – Doughty
Maatta – Roy
Bjornfot – Durzi
“At this time of the year, the mental to the physical is 2-to-1, so over-doing it is no good, you have to find a balance,” Yawney said via LA Kings Insider. “Today wasn’t to get the low-minute guys some work, we can do that tomorrow, it was more just to clean it out and help the trainers out with the flight. We moved the puck around, felt good and got off.”
It’ll be interesting to see if Cal Petersen sees more starts down the home stretch, beginning with a back-to-back on Wednesday and Friday. Since returning from the Christmas break, Petersen has played better than Jonathan Quick.
Here were the Blue Jackets’ starters in Tuesday’s 4-3 win against New Jersey:
But! The #CBJ morning skate lines— Jeff Svoboda (@JacketsInsider) March 1, 2022
No Boqvist skating today. Werenski still likely out but we’ll hear from Lars soon.
23 points…— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 2, 2022
…in the last 14 games pic.twitter.com/2WyGKWTFkB
The LA Kings and Blue Jackets get underway at 4 pm PT.