Kings take on the Golden Knights on 3-game slide
Paradise, Nevada; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles heads into the matchup against Vegas after losing three in a row.
The Golden Knights are 17-10-3 in Western Conference games. Vegas leads the NHL recording 34.1 shots per game while averaging 3.1 goals.
The Kings are 6-11-1 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles has converted on 14.7% of power-play opportunities, scoring 20 power-play goals.
In their last meeting on Nov. 16, Los Angeles won 4-3. Drew Doughty recorded a team-high 2 points for the Kings.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 3-6-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.1 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 6-3-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.7 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .885 save percentage.
Kings: Blake Lizotte: day to day (lower body).