Vitals, Betting Odds, and Projected Lineups vs Winnipeg Jets
The LA Kings’ three-game road trip comes to an end in Winnipeg with an important two points on the line.
Tale of the Tape
LAK: 16.6% (28th)
WPG: 21.9% (14th)
LAK: 75.5% (24th)
WPG: 74.8% (28th)
LAK: 53.2% (5th)
WPG: 51.0% (13th)
Goals per game:
LAK: 2.83 (21st)
WPG: 3.09 (16th)
Goals against per game:
LAK: 2.80 (9th)
WPG: 3.07 (18th)
LAK: Anze Kopitar – 17 goals, 40 assists, 57 points
WPG: Kyle Connor – 41 goals, 41 assists, 82 points
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- Kings Odds: +105
- Jets Odds: -125
- Over/Under: 6.0
- Time: 4:00 pm PT
- Broadcast Info: SN360, CITY, SNW, BSW, ESPN+
Here’s how the Kings aligned in Thursday’s shootout win over the Flames:
Tonight's @LAKings Line Rushes –— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) April 1, 2022
Iafallo – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Vilardi – Byfield – Kupari
Grundstrom – Andersson – Kaliyev
Maatta – Spence
Bjornfot – Durzi
Edler – Stecher
It’s important to note that Jaret Anderson-Dolan was recalled on an emergency basis and then loaned back to Ontario prior to the game against the Flames. On Friday, he was recalled in the same fashion.
It’s obvious that one or a couple of players are banged up right now. Let’s see if Anderson-Dolan draws in on Saturday or if it’s purely precautionary.
The @LAKings have made the following player transaction:— LA Kings PR (@LAKingsPR) April 1, 2022
Jaret Anderson-Dolan (F) has been recalled from the Ontario Reign (AHL) on an emergency basis.@Enterprise | #PlayersOnTheMove
Here’s how the Jets lined up in Thursday’s 7-3 loss to the Maple Leafs:
#NHLJets line rushes, D pairs in Toronto:— Mike McIntyre (@mikemcintyrewpg) March 31, 2022
COVID: Connor, Schmidt
The Kings will miss Kyle Connor and Nate Schmidt on Saturday. Both entered COVID protocol earlier this week, with Saturday’s game being the last of their three-game minimum time required to sit out.
Kyle Connor and Nate Schmidt will have to remain behind in the US for the next five days. So they won’t be available for the next three #NHLJets games. (Tonight here in Buffalo, tomorrow in Toronto, Saturday vs LA). Team got tested this am because of Canadian travel #wfp— Mike McIntyre (@mikemcintyrewpg) March 30, 2022
The Kings will look to avoid the season series sweep while extending their second-place lead over the Oilers, who topped the Blues in overtime last night.
Puck drop is set for 4:00 pm PT.