Los Angeles Kings (13-20-3) vs Vegas Golden Knights (20-16-2) Live | NHL Hockey on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm in T-Mobile Arena.
The Vegas Golden Knights continue to run in terms of victories and defeats, but they continue to be rewarded for their setbacks by hosting the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Vegas has had a series of consecutive home wins of six over 3 in extra time in Montreal on Saturday but is solid 4-1-2 in its last seven games.
Los Angeles, which has the fewest points in the league, won consecutive games for the third time this season with the overtime victory on Saturday 3-2 in San Jose. The Kings strengthened by the return of Ilya Kovalchuk, who scored twice, including the winner, in his first game since losing 10 with an ankle injury. Los Angeles took an act of small revenge with a 5-1 victory in Las Vegas on December 8 after the Golden Knights swept them 4-0 in the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs: all the games in a game aim. This offensive explosion equaled the season record for the Kings, who are the last in the league to score 2.25 goals per game.
TV: 8 pm Eastern Time, FS West (Los Angeles), AT & T SportsNet Rocky Mountain (Las Vegas)
Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights: News
THE KINGS (13-20-3):
The club does not have a player with a double-digit total, with nine goals from Dustin Brown in front, followed by Anze Kopitar (22 points) and Alex Iafallo with eight goals each. Kovalchuk has scored seven of his 424 goals in his career this season, his first return to the NHL after five years in the Kontinental Hockey League. Defender Dion Phaneuf (teams under 17) placed on injured reserve Saturday, retroactive to December 11, when he suffered an upper-body injury against Buffalo.
THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS (20-15-3):
Brandon Pirri, who led the American League with 41 points in his squad with the Wolves of Chicago, has scored two goals against Montreal and has scored three goals in two games since Replacement by Max Pacioretty (injured). lower body). William Karlsson (more than 29 club points) had two assists on Saturday, which gave him seven points (five goals) in his last seven games. Malcolm Subban (0-5-0, goals average against, 0.881 in six games) will start on Sunday when Marc-André Fleury starts the last two games, including a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday. .
Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights: Betting Line
- Los Angeles is 1-2-1 in the second consecutive game of the season, while Vegas is 2-4-0.
- The Kings were 25th in the power play (14.7%) after scoring their only chance on Saturday, 2 of 15 in their last six games and 29th in penalties (75.0).
- The Golden Knights have a record of 17-2-0 on Sunday (including the playoffs) in club history, while Los Angeles has a 4-0 record on Sunday of the season.
Los Angeles Kings vs Vegas Golden Knights: Prediction
Knights of Gold 3, Kings 2