Vitals, Betting Odds, and Projected Lineups vs San Jose Sharks
After a couple of days off, the LA Kings are back in action, at home to take on their division rivals in the San Jose Sharks. Here’s to hoping Timo Meier doesn’t go off again.
Tale of the Tape
LAK: 16.4% (28th)
SJS: 18.9% (20th)
LAK: 75.8% (25th)
SJS: 86.4% (2nd)
LAK: 53.0% (6th)
SJS: 50.6% (13th)
Goals per game:
LAK: 2.93 (18th)
SJS: 2.55 (29th)
Goals against per game:
LAK: 2.76 (9th)
SJS: 3.16 (20th)
LAK: Anze Kopitar – 15 goals, 36 assists, 51 points
SJS: Timo Meier – 24 goals, 30 assists, 54 points
The LA Kings come into this one as significant favorites, courtesy of our friends at DraftKings.
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Here’s how the LA Kings aligned in practice on Wednesday, noting the addition of Jordan Spence to the D pairings
Kaliyev – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Athanasiou
Iafallo – Byfield – Brown
Grundstrom – Andersson – Lizotte – Anderson-Dolan
Moverare – Doughty – Spence
Maatta – Roy
Bjornfot – Durzi
Petersen / Quick
Will Cal Petersen get a third consecutive start between the pipes?
Here’s how the Sharks lined up in practice on Wednesday:
Sharks at practice (updated):— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) March 9, 2022
Sawchenko will be making just his 2nd NHL start on Thursday. He’s 1-0-1 in five games this year, owning a .908 SV% and 3.17 GAA.
Sharks coach Bob Boughner said Jake Middleton could still play tomorrow despite missing a second straight day because of illness. Also said Zach Sawchenko will start in net, and it looks like Erik Karlsson, Jaycob Megna and Jonathan Dahlen are all good to go tomorrow night.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) March 9, 2022
The LA Kings and Sharks get underway at 7:30 pm PT.