Red Wings (19-15-10)
– Both Detroit and Los Angeles are 4-5-1 in their last ten games.
– Jonathan Quick has a 1.30 goals against average since coming off of the injured reserve.
– Jeff Carter has recorded seven goals and three assists in his last ten games.
The Kings will try to get a bit of a streak going tonight when they face off against the Detroit Red Wings. Tonight the Kings will have the opportunity to win their second game in a row and their third in their last five games.
Hopefully some of the momentum from the Kings 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins two nights ago can carry over into tonight’s game against the Wings. In that game Jeff Carter continued his consistent offensive production scoring goal number 16 of the season, and Jonathan Quick turned away 22 shots for his second win in three games since his return from the injured reserve.
The Kings hope to continue their success at Staples Center where they have gone 7-1-1 in their last nine games. Tonight will be the third of a five game road trip for the Red Wings, a trip they have split so far losing to the San Jose Sharks two nights ago and beating the Dallas Stars on the trip’s first game.
Detroit will try to best the Kings tonight with out some of their top players. Jonathan Ericsson, Stephen Weiss and Johan Franzen are all sitting on the injured reserve. Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm did not play against the Sharks and we will have to wait and see if they suit up tonight against the Kings.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. local time.