Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks:
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Los Angeles Kings look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 34 goals, Drew Doughty has 46 assists and Dustin Brown has 204 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 136 goals on 1,761 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed nine goals on 123 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in each of their last eight games.
The Anaheim Ducks look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with 31 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 46 assists and Corey Perry has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 137 goals on 1,833 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 47 goals on 634 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Kings are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 6-1 in their last 7 home games, 33-16 in their last 49 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Kings are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Anaheim, the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 7-2-3 in the last 12 meetings in Anaheim.
The Los Angeles Kings are coming off a tough game against the Arizona Coyotes and now play a rested Anaheim squad that’s caught fire at home and usually get the best of the Kings when playing at the Honda Center. The Kings also haven’t been as good on the road recently, as six of their last eight wins have come at home, and they’ve split their last 12 on the road. I’m siding with the rested Anaheim Ducks on their home ice.