KINGS (15-6-3) at CANUCKS (12-9-4)
7:00PM PT, TV: FOX SPORTS WEST; RADIO: AM 1150
SLUMP-BUSTER: This is the second of five meetings against the Canucks this season. The Kings cruised past Vancouver on November 9 in the beauty of a 5-1 victory at STAPLES Center. 10 different players recorded at least one point, Roberto Luongo was pulled midway through the game; the Kings were straight rolling. The Kings have been struggling to find the net the past two games, can they pot a few tonight in Vancouver?
TAIL-SPIN: The Vancouver Canucks have one win in their past seven games (1-4-2), and have only scored more than two goals in one game during that stretch – which the Kings started with their 5-2 win on November 9. If Ben Scrivens and the defense show up again, a little help from the offense could kick Vancouver while they’re already down.
ROUTE 73: Tyler Toffoli came into the Kings lineup with a vengeance on November 2, fitting in quite nicely posting eight points in his first seven games back into the NHL. Toffoli hasn’t seen the scoresheet in the past three games, but notch three points (2G, 1A) in the Kings’ last meeting with the Canucks. Does the young blood see red against the Canucks again?
BEFORE THE FLIGHT: Jon Rosen of LAKI caught Drew Doughty’s thoughts prior to the team’s take-off from LAX for Vancouver, British Columbia.
“Yeah, it’ll be fun. It’ll be good to play them. I always have fun there – loud rink, and it’s fun to beat ‘em there.”
Catch the rest of Rosen’s words from Doughty HERE.
MILESTONE MINUTE: Two Kings players are on the verge of hitting very respectable NHL milestones tonight at Rogers Arena. Justin Williams is one goal away from notching his 200th tally in the NHL. Anze Kopitar is two points away from collecting his 500th career NHL point. Save those pucks.
WHAT DO YA KNOW: Justin Williams recorded one of his 199 career NHL goals in the Kings’ previous, and only visit to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena since the Western Conference Quarterfinals in April 2012. Here’s to another tally for Williams in Vancouver tonight.
WE’RE DOING IT LIVE: Catch KINGS LIVE on FOX SPORTS WEST at 6:30, followed with Bob and Jim on the live-call from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia at 7:00.