[7:30 PM] Kings @ Senators

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Kings (7-7-0)

@ Ottawa Senators (8-5-0)


Starting Goalies:

Peter Budaj (LAK): Unconfirmed

Craig Anderson (OTT): Confirmed


Current odds:

Los Angeles Kings: (+120)

Ottawa Senators: (-140)


Peter Budaj finally could receive a night off Friday as the Los Angeles Kings continue their five-game road trip against the Ottawa Senators. Budaj has made 11 consecutive starts, a stretch that featured back-to-back shutouts at home versus Calgary and at Toronto in the opener of Los Angeles’ trek before the club dropped a 4-1 decision at Montreal on Thursday.

The Senators enter with a streak of four straight games in which they scored just one goal. Ottawa is 2-2-0 in that span, however, after posting a 2-1 shootout victory at Buffalo on Wednesday in which Bobby Ryan netted the decisive tally in the second round. Ryan Dzingel is one goal behind Kyle Turris (six) for the team lead and trails defenseman Erik Karlsson (10) by one point for first on the club after recording the lone tally against the Sabres.

Tyler Toffoli has tallied in each of his last two games to double his season total and pull within one of Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson (five apiece) for the team lead.

Right wing Mike Blunden was recalled from Binghamton of the American Hockey League on Wednesday and made his debut for Ottawa that evening, receiving 9 minutes, 37 seconds of ice time on 12 shifts.

Jeff Carter is the only member of the Kings with a double-digit point total (10).


StreakSmarts Pick: Los Angeles Kings

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick