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LA Kings at Lightning: How to Watch

The Kings kick off the dads trip at Amalie Arena in their first matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

What you need to know ahead of tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning:

When: Tuesday, January 14 at 4 pm PT

Where: Amalie Arena (Tampa Bay, FL)

Watch: FOX Sports West or FOX Sports GO (NHL.TV outside of LA area)

    Listen: Kings Audio Network on iHeart Radio.

    Watch Parties:     

    • The Dudes Brewing Company (Santa Clarita and Thousand Oaks locations)
    • Legends Restaurant & Sports Bar
    • Barneys Beanery - All locations
    • Brennan's

      Team Records:
      • Tampa Bay Lightning: 27 - 14 - 4 (58 pts)
      • Kings: 18 - 25 - 4 (40 pts)

      Kings Notes: 
      • The annual Father's Trip began yesterday for the Kings, as dads, brothers and mentors joined the team in Florida
        • Derek Forbort's dad was his fourth-grade math teacher, and when he underwent hip replacement surgery, his teaching replacement was none other than Forbort's mother, Mary. "Traumatizing,' Derek deadpanned. "I mean, enough's enough."
      • Alex Iafallo's nine-game point streak ended in Carolina but still sets him up for career-highs in assists and points
      • Drew Doughty is one point away from tying Rob Blake for Most Points by a Kings Defenseman (494 points)

      Video: Condensed Game: Kings @ Lightning


      The Lightning:
      • The two teams are playing their first of two meetings this season (also Jan. 29 in LA) 
      • The Lightning have won five-consecutive games at home, their five-game home win streak is tied for the third-longest active home win streak in the NHL
      • The Lightning have swept the two-game regular season series from the Kings each of the last three seasons and have won six in a row in the series

      Who to Watch:
      • Brayden Point has scored a power-play goal in two-straight games agains the Kings (2-1--3) and has posted points in seven of his last nine games (4-6=10) and 12 of his last 15 games
      • Nikita Kucherov is on a six-game point streak when playing the Kings (5-7=12)
      • Andrei Vasilevskiy has wins in three-straight starts against the Kings after beginning his career 0-2-0 vs. the Kings

       Tweet from @LAKings: HBD Cliffy 🎂 🎂 🎂 🎉 🎉 🎉 pic.twitter.com/SC1WPbB6wz

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