LA Kings 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)

Penalty Kill:

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)

Top scorers:

LAK: Anze Kopitar – 15 goals, 36 assists, 51 points

SJS: Timo Meier – 24 goals, 30 assists, 54 points

Betting Odds

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Kings Odds -230
Sharks Odds +185
Over/Under 5.5
Time 7:30 pm PT

Projected Lineups

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:

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.

The LA Kings and Sharks get underway at 7:30 pm PT.

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