The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings play Monday night at the STAPLES Center.
There is no scenario where you can take the Coyotes in this spot. This is a team that’s a complete mess and has in fact lost 14 of their last 15 games. They have scored one goal or less in six of their last seven games, so they’re not even competing on most nights. On Monday, they’re visiting a Los Angeles Kings team that has won four of six with their only two defeats being one-goal shortcomings to Nashville and to Pittsburgh. Goaltender Jonathan Quick is playing some of his best hockey of the season as he’s allowed just five goals in his last four outings.
-The Kings have killed off 38-of-40 short-handed situations over the past 14 games.
-Kopitar has 53 points in 52 career games versus Arizona.
I’ll take LA Kings win in regulation.