Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings - 1/19/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lawrence Kim
January 21, 2018

Pittsburgh forward Evgeni Malkin was also fined $5,000 for spearing Brown.

Coach Randy Carlyle commented, "It was disappointing that we took two penalties, and they scored two goals (in the third period) to make it exciting".

Anaheim (21-15-9) has won two of its last three starts and six of its last 10 games (6-3-1), including a home victory against Pittsburgh Wednesday night. I expect Quick and the Kings defense to bounce back in a big way after their last loss, while the Ducks' offense is only 24th in the National Hockey League in scoring at 2.7 goals per game. Brown felt that Justin Schultz was stumbling on his way down when he hit him, and didn't think it warranted anything more than a two-minute minor penalty.

Brown received a five-minute major and a game misconduct in the third-period of his team's 3-1 loss to the Penguins for boarding Schultz. Murray is averaging 24.7 saves per game and has 17 wins, 14 losses, and one overtime loss to his credit. The Kings are in brutal form right now and are on the end of a back to back.

LA will have their hands full tonight and hopefully their heads will be in the game. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.1 percent of their opponents power plays.

"The first one was tough, I mean those types of goals rarely go in very often and I thought we got off to a really good start", explained Stevens after the game. "He made some big saves for us, especially in that first period to give us an opportunity to get our legs underneath us".

With Cogliano returning to action, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle now has a decision on where to put the newly-acquired J.T. Brown. When they landed, one bus went to the team hotel while the other took Schultz, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Daniel Sprong, Ian Cole, Chad Ruhwedel, Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith to the Sharks' practice facility for a skate. Amadio and defenseman Paul LaDue were recalled from Ontario (AHL) on Tuesday. Defensemen Oscar Fantenberg and Kurtis MacDermid were sent to the Reign. "I don't drive him into the wall or anything", Brown said afterward via LA Kings Insider. The team has had to kill penalties for 10.6 minutes per contest over their last five home games. Who knows? You've got the (concussion) protocol and all that. "We've got to get ready for it tomorrow for sure, so we'll get reloaded and get ready".

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