Florida visits the Los Angeles after shootout victory

Florida Panthers (5-4-1, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (6-6-0, fourth in the Pacific Division)

Los Angeles; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Kings host the Florida Panthers after the Panthers took down the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in a shootout.

Los Angeles had a 44-27-11 record overall and a 22-18-4 record at home last season. The Kings scored 235 total goals a season ago, averaging 2.9 per game on 34.9 shots per game.

Florida is 5-4-1 overall and 3-4-0 on the road. The Panthers have a -1 scoring differential, with 30 total goals scored and 31 given up.

Saturday's game is the third time these teams square off this season. The Kings won 3-2 in a shootout in the previous matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Adrian Kempe has scored six goals with three assists for the Kings. Gabriel Vilardi has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

Brandon Montour has three goals and five assists for the Panthers. Carter Verhaeghe has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

Panthers: 5-4-1, averaging three goals, 5.3 assists, 5.3 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Kings: Alex Iafallo: out (lower body), Quinton Byfield: day to day (illness).

Panthers: Anthony Duclair: out (achilles), Aaron Ekblad: out (lower-body), Colin White: day to day (upper-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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