What you need to know ahead of the game against the Anaheim Ducks:
When: April 30 at 7:00 pm PT (Kings Live Pregame Show at 6:30 PT)
Where: Honda Center (Anaheim, CA)
Watch: KCOP-13, Bally Sports West or FOX Sports GO (NHL.TV outside of LA area)
Listen: Kings Audio Network on iHeart Radio
Ducks: 15 - 28 - 7 (37 pts)
Kings: 18 - 23 - 6 (42 pts)
With the help of productive special teams play, the Kings jumped out to a two goal lead. Unable to hold onto it, the Ducks responded three goals, including the game-winner with 1:01 remaining in the third period.
Video: LAK Recap: Vilardi, Kempe score in Kings' 3-2 defeat
Quinton Byfield, the Kings 2020 first-round draft pick (second overall) made his NHL debut against Ducks on Wednesday. Byfield notched a team-high four shots on goals, logged 17:59 of ice time and won 66.7% of his faceoffs.
Anze Kopitar remains just four points shy of 1,000 in his NHL career.
Mikey Anderson (0-1=1) recorded his ninth assist of the season on Kempe's shorthanded goal on Wednesday, giving him points in consecutive games for the first time in his career (1-1=2).
The Ducks Power Play ranks last in the NHL (9.8%)
The Ducks rank tenth in the NHL in face-off win percentage (51.2%), lead by Adam Henrique with 55.4% face-off percentage.
Who to Watch:
Adrian Kempe, who scored his first shorthanded goal of the season and added an assist for his sixth multi-point effort of the season. He has three points over his last two games (1-2=3).
Cam Fowler, who recorded the game-winning goal in Wednesday's game. The 12-year veteran defenseman has recorded 20 points (5-15=20) in 50 games this season which ranks third on the team.