The Chicago Blackhawks travel to the Staples Center to take on the defending 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, Los Angeles Kings in the first of three meetings between these clubs.
Last season the Kings won three out of the four meetings. (twice in regulation and once in a shootout). The only win the Blackhawks had last season against the Kings came at Staples Center on Nov. 26, 2011. Wanna Bet On the NHL? Click here for a $900 free play
CHI are 3-10 in their last 13 vs. Pacific.
Under is 20-7-2 in CHI last 29 vs. Pacific.
LA are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. Central.
Under is 21-7-6 in LA last 34 Sat. games.
LA are 25-9 in their last 34 overall.
Kings player Anze Kopitar says his knee is healing, but it is very improbable that the doctors will clear him to play on Saturday. With that being said the team has called up Linden Vey from the AHL and the kid has been scoring a point per game. That, coupled with the solid net-minding of Jonathan Quick, the Kings should remain on top for all three periods.
Oddsmakers currently have the Kings listed as (-127) moneyline favorites, while the game’s totals is sitting at 5
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