Saturday, February 21, 2009

Kings Game Preview 2/21/09

Time: 1 p.m.
On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150.
Where: Staples Center.
Records: Kings 25-23-9 (13-12-8); Coyotes 26-28-5 (9-16-3).
Record vs. Coyotes: 1-2.
Kings stat of the game: Johnathan Quick 5-1-1 in the month of February

The Kings need to start winning at home. They are on a current 3-game skid, and beating teams that are also in the running for that 8th and final playoff spot is crucial. The Coyotes coming to town usually is a bad thing for the Kings, as the Coyotes have won 4 of the last 5 meetings at the Staples Center and 8 out of the last 11 meetings overall. The Coyotes have been on a slide since the All-Star break only winning 2 of their last 11.

Jonathan Quick will be back in goal tonight after Ersberg started and looked shaky in San Jose. That should be a welcome return as Quick has arguably been the best goalie in the NHL in February. I'm guessing Ilya Bryzgalov, who is 6-1-0 against the Kings, will be in goal for the Coyotes.

Game is about to start, lets go Kings!

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