NHL Hockey

Los Angeles Kings (40-27-7)

Mon. 3/19 Tue. 3/20 Thu. 3/22 Sat. 3/24 Mon. 3/26
@ Min
W 4-3
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OTL 1-2
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LA 1 - 1 Col
1st Pd 12:30
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7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)22:00 ETNaN:� BRT
vs. Cgy
7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST6:30 UAE (+1)22:30 ETNaN:� BRT

Surprising Avalanche host Kings

No one is surprised the Los Angeles Kings are playing in a game with playoff implications this late in the season. After all, they have won two Stanley Cups in the last six years and have a talented, experienced lineup.

What is surprising, especially after last season, is the team they're battling for playoff positioning is the Colorado Avalanche. No one thought after Colorado finished last in the NHL with 48 points in 2016-17 that it would make such a significant turnaround. But the Avalanche have, and with nine games to go they are sitting in the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference heading into Thursday's home game against the Kings.

Los Angeles (40-27-7) trails Colorado by one point and Anaheim by a point for third place in the Pacific Division after the Ducks' 4-0 victory in Calgary on Wednesday. The Kings are coming off a tough back-to-back Monday and Tuesday in Minnesota and Winnipeg but managed to get three out of a possible four points.

Points: A. Kopitar82
Plus/Minus: D. Brown26
Shots on Goal: T. Toffoli233
PIM: D. Brown58
Win: J. Quick29
Shutouts: J. Quick4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 210 (16)
Shots: 2298 (19)
PP%: 19.8% (19)
Penalty Minutes: 690 (10)
Assists: 357 (15)
SH Goals: 4 (22)
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Vegas 47 21 5 99
San Jose 41 23 9 91
Anaheim 38 24 12 88
Los Angeles 40 27 7 87
Calgary 35 30 10 80
Edmonton 32 36 5 69
Arizona 25 37 11 61
Vancouver 25 39 9 59
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 185 (29)
Shots Against: 2329 (18)
PK%: 84.4% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 623 (17)
Shutouts: 7 (4)
Sv%: 0.921 (3)
Date Player Status
3/20 T. Lewis Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
Date Player Transactions
3/1 G. Vilardi Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
2/24 P. LaDue Called up from minors from Ontario-AHL
2/24 S. Wedgewood Sent to minors Ontario-AHL
2/24 J. Brodzinski Sent to minors Ontario-AHL
2/22 J. Campbell Called up from minors from Ontario-AHL
2/22 P. LaDue Sent to minors Ontario-AHL
2/22 M. Mersch Sent to minors Ontario-AHL
2/21 S. Wedgewood Traded w/ Tobias Rieder for Darcy Kuemper
2/21 T. Rieder Traded w/ Scott Wedgewood for Darcy Kuemper
2/14 M. Mersch Called up from minors from Ontario-AHL
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