10:10 pm
April 19

Kings @ Ducks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Kings (40-27-10)

@ Anaheim Ducks (30-33-14)


Starting Goalies:

Jonathan Quick (LAK): Confirmed

John Gibson (ANA): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

Los Angeles Kings: (-160)

Anaheim Ducks: (+140)


The Kings (40-27-10, 90 points) sit third in the Pacific Division and have the Vegas Golden Knights — who are outside a playoff position — breathing down their necks before facing the Ducks (30-33-14, 74 points). The Kings are coming off Saturday’s crucial 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, a game in which they blocked a season-high 26 shots — proof positive of the necessary commitment needed.

Desperate hockey from a team that needed to rebound from a disappointing result in their previous outing, a 9-3 loss at the hands of the league-leading Colorado Avalanche. Granted, Saturday’s game was against a Blue Jackets team eliminated from playoff contention, but the Kings were much better at limiting chances.

The Ducks are eliminated from playoff contention, but have been playing solid hockey, lately. Anaheim, which is coming off a 6-4 win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday, has a 2-1-2 mark in its last five outings — and those two extra-time defeats came against the Eastern Conference-leading Florida Panthers and two-time defending Stanley Cup-champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

Terry is one reason hopes are high in Anaheim that better days are coming soon. Terry scored twice against the Blue Jackets, giving him 36 on the season, the most for the Ducks since Corey Perry netted 43 in 2013-14. The other breakthrough player for Anaheim is rookie Trevor Zegras, who is second among the league’s rookies with 57 points (21 goals, 36 assists). Zegras, the 21-year-old 2019 first-round draft choice, tied the franchise record for points by a rookie (equaling the mark set by Bobby Ryan in 2008-09).

StreakSmarter Pick
Los Angeles Kings