Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kill the King(s)


So, the Wings have a chance to get past the Kings and move up another spot. The game is essential to both teams and I have no doubt that I'll be a hard fought battle. Let's just hope that the Wings can keep up their King-beating ways. The lineup stays the same.

The record
The Kings are 7th in the West with 59 points in 50 games and a record of 28-19-3. They're one point ahead of the Wings. They are 5-4-0 in January.

The goalie
Jonathan Quick has the following stats: 45 GP, 26-16-3, 2.60 GAA, .905 save %, a shutout, 2 PIM and nightmares of Darren Helm.

The players
Point leaders:
Anze Kopitar 47
Drew Doughty 38
Dustin Brown 33
Jared Stoll 31
Alexander Frolov 30

Goal leaders:
Kopitar 19
Ryan Smyth 14
Brown 12
Wayne Simmonds 12
Stoll, Frolov, Michael Handzhus 11

+/- leaders and losers:
Simmonds +16
Doughty +14
Stoll +10
Sean O'Donnell +9
Rob Scuderi +7
...
Raitis Ivanas -6
Frolov -10
Jack Johnson -18

Keys to the game
- Can the Wings seem like they actually want to make the push here and play a full 60 minutes?
- Eurotwin excellence?
- How amazing will Helm be?
- Can Howard upstage Quick once again?

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