Dec 3, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) defends against Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu (11) in a shootout at Honda Center. The Kings defeated the Ducks 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Game 51 Preview: Kings vs. Ducks

Team Records:

Kings (29-16-6)

Ducks (37-10-5)

Quick Stats:

– The Kings are 6-1-1 against the Ducks since Darryl Sutter has taken over the Kings.

– Jeff Carter is on a four-game goal streak.

– When at home the Ducks have only lost one game in regulation.


The Kings and Anaheim Ducks have one more game before they take it outdoors and face off at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. That game is tonight as the two Southern California rivals face off in Anaheim.

Anaheim will be in an unfamiliar place tonight with the chance of losing two in a row at home in regulation. Before their loss to the Winnipeg Jets in Anaheim on Tuesday the Ducks were  undefeated in regulation at home in 22 games and sported a 22-0-2 record at Honda Center.

The Kings will go into tonight’s game looking to right the ship and get out of the current slump they have found themselves in. The Kings have gone 5-8-2 in their last fifteen games, and have struggled to produce offense in many of this games.

Tonight will be the final game of a five-game road trip for the Kings that has gone all but as planned. Los Angeles has gone 1-2-1 since opening the road trip a week ago. One of the lone bright spots for the Kings during this trip has been Jeff Carter who leads the team with 20 goals and has scored a goal in his last four games.

The last time the Kings played the Ducks Martin Jones started his tear through his record setting start to his career. Do not expect that tonight as Jonathan Quick is expected to start for the Kings in net. Since returning from a sever groin injury Quick has a 1.60 goals against average and is 5-0-0 in his last six starts against Anaheim.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. local time.

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