– The Kings are 1-1 in the second of back-to-back games this season.
– Linden Vey, Tyler Toffoli, Jake Muzzin and Slava Voynov were on the ice for the game tying and winning goals last night.
– Jaromir Jagr recorded his 1,702nd NHL point in the Devils last game against the New York Rangers.
The Kings are half way through their road trip and will play their second game in 24 hours later tonight when they face the New Jersey Devils. The Kings are coming into tonight’s game fresh off of a 3-2 come from behind win over the New York Islanders. While the Devils also won their last game by a score of 3-2 over the Rangers.
Yesterday’s game was the Kings’ first game without starter Jonathan Quick, but back up Ben Scrivens held his own and thanks to the late game heroics by the Kings grabbed the win. However, the bright spot of the night was the contribution by the boys from Manchester who have been called up over the last few days.
Pearson scored the first goal of his career, Toffoli had a goal and Vey had two assists. This production from the Kings’ young guns has to be a breath of fresh air for Kings fans and will likely have to continue if the Kings want to be successful in the immediate future.
Corey Schneider is going to get the start for the Devils and is coming into the game with a 1-4-3 record and a .915 save percentage. There has been some drama in the crease for the Devils of late with Martin Brodeur doing what he does best and defying his age while going 5-1-0 in his last six start and allowing only four goals on 110 shots in that time.
The Kings will be going into the game with out Quick, Matt Greene, Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford and Jarett Stoll. The Devils are just as banged up and will be playing without Ryan Clowe, Bryce Salvador, and Jon Merrill. Patrik Elias hasn’t played in six games but could return tonight against the Kings.
This will be the first time these two teams have met since the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. People say don’t hold grudges but let’s see if any hard feeling are left from that series.