Los Angeles host Seattle after Danault’s 2-goal game | kraken
Seattle Kraken (20-38-6, eighth Pacific) vs. Los Angeles Kings (35-22-9, second Pacific)
Los Angeles; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Kraken visit Los Angeles after Phillip Danault scored twice in the Kings’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Blackhawks.
The Kings are 7-7-2 against division opponents. Los Angeles leads the league with 35.2 shots per game and a 2.8 goal average.
The Kraken are 4-13-0 against the rest of their division. Seattle is the last team in the Western Conference to average just 7 points per game. Daniel Sprong leads the team with 1 points in total.
When they last met on January 15, Los Angeles won 3-1. Danault scored a team-high two goals for the Kings in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Anze Kopitar leads the Kings with 55 points, scoring 16 goals and adding 39 assists. Sean Durzi has seven assists in Los Angeles’ last 10 games.
Carson Soucy leads the Kraken with a plus-11 differential in 46 games this season. Yanni Gourde has 9 points in Seattle’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 5-3-2, averaged 2.4 goals, 3.5 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with save percentage of 0.913.
Kraken: 4-5-1, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with an .884 save percentage.
INJURIES: Kings: Brendan Lemieux: day to day (lower body).
Kraken: Brandon Tanev: out for the season (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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