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LA Kings vs Lightning: How to Watch

Kings will honor Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the victims of Sunday's tragedy

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

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

When: January 29 at 7 pm PT

Where: STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Watch: NBCSN or NBC Sports Live

Listen: Kings Audio Network on iHeart Radio 

We encourage fans to be in their seats early for pregame recognition of Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the victims of Sunday's tragedy.

Tweet from @LAKings: We have lost a friend in Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. Our thoughts and prayers go to all those grieving as a result of this horrible tragedy. https://t.co/TJQNrUEPGS

Team Records:
•   Lightning: 29 - 15 - 5 (63 pts)
•   Kings: 18 - 27 - 5 (41 pts)

The Last Meeting: Tampa Bay came from behind twice to win in a shootout at home

Video: LAK Recap: Kings earn point in 4-3 shootout loss

     Kings Notes: 

    • Both Drew Doughty (undisclosed) and Derek Forbort (back) are questionable with day-to-day injuries 
    • Dustin Brown is expected to reunite with Kopitar and Iafallo on the top line
    • The Kings are second in the NHL in shots against per game, holding opponents to 28.9 shots a game

    The Lightning:

    • Andrei Vasilevskiy's win streak was snapped at 10 games, but extended his personal point streak to 13 games on Monday night in Dallas with the OT loss
    • Since Dec. 17, Nikita Kucherov has 22 points (12-10-22) in 18 games
    • The Lightning are 4th in the NHL in goals per game, averaging 3.57 goals 
    • Steven Stamkos has recorded 14 points (6-8-14) in 11 games since Jan. 1 and scored both goals for Tampa Bay in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas

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