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NHL : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 4/24/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



LOS ANGELES (26-15-0-5, 57 pts.) at DETROIT (21-16-0-8, 50 pts.)
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Wednesday, 4/24/2013 7:35 PM
Board OpeningLatest
53LOS ANGELES+105Ov 5,-110+120Ov 5,-110
54DETROIT-125Un 5,-110-140Un 5,-110
LOS ANGELES - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games26-20-0+1.126-20+1.119-182.830.02.524.7
Team Stats (Road Games)8-15-0-8.78-15-8.711-82.533.83.126.8
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.83-2+0.81-
LOS ANGELES Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)461293449433713809.3%1623320.4%218
Team Stats (Road Games)2358112819027777.5%781519.2%98
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)511361101388.0%18422.2%21
Stats Against (All Games) 1133340355711379.9%1572616.6%186
Stats Against (Road Games) 712125214561611.5%871820.7%118
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 10261111287.8%1100.0%14
LOS ANGELES - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)141230628292.2%110-2+8.310-2-0+84-6
JONATHAN BERNIER (Road Games)7514613290.4%03-2+1.33-2-0+11-3
JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)44857891.8%12-2-0.12-2-001-3
JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)353482874690.1%216-18-7.116-18-0-715-12
JONATHAN QUICK (Road Games)181846841688.9%15-13-105-13-0-910-5
JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)441039693.2%03-1+1.93-1-0+21-2

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games21-24-0-4.621-24-4.616-222.529.72.528.0
Team Stats (Home Games)11-11-0-3.211-11-3.27-122.728.72.528.0
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.62-3-1.60-42.431.21.623.0
DETROIT Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)451133140384613368.5%1743218.4%193
Team Stats (Home Games)2260142620036329.5%892123.6%104
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512354021567.7%20420.0%22
Stats Against (All Games) 1123435358712608.9%1532919.0%171
Stats Against (Home Games) 54161816446158.8%751317.3%77
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 8213221157.0%1417.1%9
DETROIT - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)7414112487.9%12-2+0.62-2-0+11-2
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Home Games)1012975.0%00-000-0-000-0
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)43897685.4%11-2-11-2-0-11-1
JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)3939106698292.1%418-21-5.818-21-0-514-20
JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)222260255592.2%311-11-3.211-11-0-37-12
JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)44878395.4%12-2-0.62-2-0-10-4
PETR MRAZEK (All Games)22514792.2%01-1+0.71-1-0+11-0
PETR MRAZEK (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)22514792.2%01-1+0.71-1-0+11-0
Average power rating of opponents played: LOS ANGELES 3.17,  DETROIT 3.22
LOS ANGELES - Schedule
3/28/2013at ST LOUIS4-2W0, +100W5 unO
3/30/2013at MINNESOTA3-4L0, -125L5 evO
3/31/2013at DALLAS3-2W0, -115W5.5 unU
4/2/2013at PHOENIX1-3L0, -135L5 ovU
4/4/2013MINNESOTA3-0W0, -180W5 ovU
4/6/2013EDMONTON4-1W0, -180W5 ovP
4/7/2013at ANAHEIM3-4L0, -105L5 ovO
4/9/2013at DALLAS1-5L0, -150L5 ovO
4/11/2013COLORADO3-2W0, -285W5 ovP
4/13/2013ANAHEIM2-1W0, -150W5 ovU
4/16/2013at SAN JOSE2-3L0, -110L5 unP
4/18/2013COLUMBUS2-1W0, -200W5 unU
4/21/2013DALLAS4-3W0, -185W5 ovO
4/23/2013at MINNESOTA1-2L0, -105L5 unU
4/24/2013at DETROIT 
4/27/2013SAN JOSE 

DETROIT - Schedule
3/28/2013at SAN JOSE0-2L0, -105L5 ovU
3/31/2013CHICAGO1-7L0, -115L5 ovO
4/1/2013COLORADO3-2W0, -170W5.5 unU
4/4/2013at PHOENIX2-4L0, -110L5 ovO
4/5/2013at COLORADO3-2W0, -110W5.5 unU
4/7/2013ST LOUIS0-1L0, -110L5 ovU
4/11/2013SAN JOSE2-3L0, -120L5 ovP
4/12/2013at CHICAGO2-3L0, +170L5 ovP
4/14/2013at NASHVILLE3-0W0, -135W5 unU
4/17/2013at CALGARY2-3L0, -160L5.5 unU
4/20/2013at VANCOUVER1-2L0, +130L5 evU
4/22/2013PHOENIX4-0W0, -145W5 unU
4/24/2013LOS ANGELES 
4/27/2013at DALLAS 

LAST SEASON: 40-27-15, 95 points. Won Stanley Cup.

COACH: Darryl Sutter, 2nd season with Kings, 25-13-11; 12th overall, 434-333-142 in NHL.

ADDED: RW Anthony Stewart.

LOST: RW Kevin Westgarth.

PLAYER TO WATCH: C Anze Kopitar. The Kings' leading scorer in five straight seasons injured his knee in Sweden shortly before the lockout ended. He's not expected to opening day, and if his injury lingers, Los Angeles' offense will be compromised.

OUTLOOK: With Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown and every significant player returning from the first championship team in franchise history, the Stanley Cup holders believe their continuity in a short season gives them a strong chance at a repeat.


LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.

COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.

ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.

LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.

OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (LOS ANGELES-DETROIT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Kings-Red Wings Preview* =========================


Los Angeles (26-15-5) at Detroit (21-16-8), 7:30 p.m. EDT

The Los Angeles Kings are already returning to the playoffs.

The Detroit Red Wings could use more consistent scoring in their quest to reach the postseason.

The Red Wings attempt to move into playoff position by building on their best offensive performance in a month Wednesday night when they go for a fourth straight home win over the Kings.

Los Angeles (26-15-5) is headed to the playoffs, with only seeding to play for in its final two games. The reigning Stanley Cup champions are tied with San Jose for fourth in the Western Conference, one point ahead of St. Louis. The Kings hold the tiebreaker on both teams.

Detroit (21-16-8) sits ninth in the conference, one point back of Columbus for the eighth and final playoff position and two in front of Dallas.

The Red Wings have a game in-hand on both teams, as they look to extend the franchise's postseason streak to 22 years - the first without Steve Yzerman or Nicklas Lidstrom as a captain.

"Of course, taking over the captaincy, it means a lot to me for this team to do well," Henrik Zetterberg said. "We've been doing good the past 21 seasons and we want to keep that going."

The Red Wings are trying to build some momentum after beating Phoenix 4-0 on Monday, severely denting the Coyotes' chances of reaching the playoffs. It was Detroit's highest scoring output since a 5-1 win at Anaheim on March 22.

The offensive struggles have increased the pressure on Jimmy Howard, who is doing his part with a 1.77 goals-against average during a 6-5-3 stretch that started with that win over the Ducks. He owns a 1.25 GAA over the last seven games, but the Wings are 2-2-3.

Coach Mike Babcock was asked if Howard was good enough to carry the offensively challenged team.

"He has to," he said.

Johan Franzen is giving Detroit some scoring punch, netting five goals in five games after scoring twice against the Coyotes.

The Red Wings haven't had a problem finding the net against the Kings at home, scoring 15 goals while winning the last three matchups at Joe Louis Arena. That includes a 3-2 victory thanks in large part to a season-best 45 saves from Howard on Feb. 10.

Howard stopped 27 shots, but gave up a pair of third-period goals in a 2-1 defeat at Los Angeles on Feb. 27.

The Kings are trying to avoid a sixth straight road loss for the first time since Feb. 25-March 14, 2009. They lost as the visitor Tuesday, never recovering from allowing two first-period goals to fall 2-1 at Minnesota.

"We didn't play three periods. We didn't deserve to win the game," said captain Dustin Brown, who didn't even get a shot on goal after scoring twice in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win against the Stars.

Jeff Carter has two goals and two assists over the past two games, netting Los Angeles' only goal against the Wild after scoring with 51 seconds left in OT on Sunday.

The right wing, fourth in the NHL with 26 goals, has three scores and three assists in four meetings with Detroit as a member of the Kings.

Anze Kopitar has found the net once in each of the last three games versus the Red Wings, but enters this meeting on a 14-game goal drought.

Last Updated: 4/24/2018 10:04:33 PM EST

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