The Ottawa Senators and the LA Kings are ready to do battle in the city of stars. The Senators are ranked 30th in the NHL with a record of 25-33-12 on the year. Ottawa enters this game with a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. The Sens have amassed a road record of 7-20-6 so far and will look to improve. On the other hand, the LA Kings have a home record of 18-13-2 so far. The Kings enter this game on a six-game winning streak and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. The Kings are 29th in the NHL with a record of 28-35-6 on the season.
Ottawa Senators Try To Stop The BleedingThe Senators are ranked 30th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on home ice. The Sens will look towards Anders Nilsson to be electric tonight. Nilsson will need to get down fast and stay alert if the Senators want to get this big road win and get back in the win column.
Ottawa sits 30th in the NHL in goals scored per game when on the road. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been producing points as of late but will face a big test coming off of the all-star break, playing on the road in a must-win game to keep the season alive.
LA Kings Look to Keep Winning StreakThe LA Kings rank 27th in the NHL when it comes to goals scored per game when at home. The Kings will lean on Anze Kopitarto have a big night tonight, as he has been the best scorer for this team all season long, racking up 39 points so far this year. Kopitar has been physical and used hi elite vision to create amazing scoring chances for himself and his teammates.
LA has a defense ranked 7th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when at home. Jonathan Quick is going to be the netminder here tonight, not having a great year at all but has done amazing at home. Quick is going to need to play better here tonight and not rely on his skaters to play so well if the Kings want even a sliver of hope to make the playoffs.