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The Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights meet Friday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 19 goals, Anze Kopitar has 28 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 73.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 72 goals on 820 shots faced, and Cal Petersen has given up 51 goals on 508 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 20 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 26 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 95 goals on 1,018 shots faced, and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 39 goals on 413 shots.
The Kings are 6-20 in their last 26 Friday games and 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Golden Knights are 65-31 in their last 96 games as a favorite and 20-8 in their last 28 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in Kings last 4 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Golden Knights last 6 overall. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings are rested and playing decent hockey, but they’ve had issues against other good teams, and they don’t have a lot of success against Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights are not only usually money in the favorite role, but they’ve won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Kings, and the majority of those games weren’t close. In fact, Vegas has won five of the last eight meetings against the Kings, and all of those wins were decided by two or more goals. Give me the Vegas Golden Knights and the PL.