Los Angeles Kings (34-24-5) at Vegas Golden Knights (41-16-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights / Los Angeles Kings — Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 25 goals, Drew Doughty has 34 assists and Dustin Brown has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 112 goals on 1,420 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has allowed 35 goals on 516 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since mid January. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 33 goals, David Perron has 42 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 199 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 64 goals on 910 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 40 goals on 452 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in each of their last seven games.
The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Golden Knights are 23-6 in their last 29 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 41-20 in their last 61 overall. The over is 8-3 in Golden Knights last 11 overall and the under is 15-5-6 in Kings last 26 games playing on 0 days rest.
One, it’s not easy to beat the same team twice in as many nights, and the Vegas Golden Knights haven’t lost back-to-back games in over a month. Also, the Vegas Golden Knights pretty much dominated the game Monday night in which they had a 2-0 lead with less than 10 minutes left, when the defense fell apart and couldn’t keep the puck out of their zone. Give the Los Angeles Kings for fighting and keeping pressure on to make an impressive comeback, but Vegas is the better team here and should get its revenge on its home ice.