Nov 19, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) reacts to a goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) in the second period of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Game 23 Preview: Kings vs. Devils

Team Records:

Kings (15-6-1)

Devils (8-8-5)

Quick Stats:

– Ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr leads the Devils with 17 points.

– Ben Scrivens has stopped 105 of 109 shots over the course of his last four starts.

– In just eight games played Tyler Toffoli leads the Kings with three game-winning goals.

Game Preview:

The Kings and the Devils are set to face off for the second time in the last week tonight at Staples Center. The last time the teams met the Kings won by a score of 2-0. More recently, the Kings are coming in off a 5-2 rout of the Eastern Conference leading, Tampa Bay Lightning. The Devils are in the back end of a two night series coming out of a 4-3 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks last night.

The Devils are coming into town winning four of their last five games, and are in the middle of a 5-1-1 run in their last eight games. Martin Broduer got the start last night so Corey Schneider is expected to start tonight for the Devils. Despite a lowly record of 1-5-3, Schneider has a career record of 2-1-0 against the Kings with a 0.67 goals against average in those games.

The Kings will try to earn points in their eighth straight game tonight and will try to push their current four-game winning streak to five games with a win against the Devils tonight.

To do so the Kings will have to continue to receive goal support from their young guns and depth players.A big contributor to that has been young star, Tyler Toffoli.  Since being called up, Toffoli has recorded four goals and eight points in eight games played.

The Kings are still all banged up with Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford out with injuries. For the Devils Anton Volchenkov,Bryce Salvador and Ryan Clowe are out with injuries as well.

After tonight’s game the Devils will conclude their three-game California tour in San Jose on Saturday, and the Kings will move onto one of this season’s surprise teams the Colorado Avalanche at Staples.

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