– The last time the Kings played the Senators was in January of 2012.
– Jake Muzzin is going into the game with a minus-5 rating.
– Kyle Turris has four points (one goal, three assists) and is plus-four through two games.
After a lackluster performance at the home opener on Monday, the Kings are trying to rebound and get their first home win of the season. The Ottawa Senators are in town for their first of a four game road trip through the Pacific Division. Both the Kings and Senators are looking to recover from loses in their previous games, the Kings, a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers two days ago, and the Sens, a 4-5 loss to the Maple Leafs four days ago.
It is early in the season and there has not been much time to establish any kind of identity, but the Kings are coming into this game struggling to prove they are a contender in the Western Conference. The Kings have been sloppy through their first three games and have some doubting the high hopes the team had coming into the season.
Through three games, the Kings’ play has been tainted with uncoordinated and disappointing let downs. So now would be a good time to start to turn things around, because if the Kings drop to 1-3, things may get a little testy in Los Angeles, even if is is this early in the season.
It has been a while since the Kings played the Senators, but there will be a familiar face on the away bench in Bobby Ryan. Ryan was traded to the Senators over the summer and coming from the Ducks, both he and the Kings are very familiar with one another.
Of course outside of Ryan, the Senators have players like Jason Spezza, Kyle Turris and Craig Anderson so the Kings will have their hands full.
After tonight, the Kings take to the road for a four game road trip before returning home in ten days. So this will be the last time to see the boys in the next few days so grab your LA Kings tickets now!