NHL Hockey: The Chicago Blackhawks continue a long road trip and visit the Los Angeles Kings today- Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:30 pm at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks (33-10-14) at Los Angeles Kings (30-21-6)
Currently, Chicago is lasting its second lengthy road tour of the season, taking a swing out west while “Disney on Ice” occupies United Center. The road tour presents another problem as the Blackhawks try to snap out of a huff that has jeopardized their standing atop the division. The Blackhawks have triumph each of their games this season over the Los Angeles Kings. This will be the last regular-season meeting between the 2 sides in 2013-14.
On Saturday, Chicago dropped a match to the Sharks in overtime – after giving up a shorthanded goal during the 1-1 regulation tie. Chicago gave up 39 shots on goal in the loss to San Jose, but goaltender Corey Crawford had a strong performance with 39 saves. With 4 games remaining on the road trip, Chicago moves to 15-6-7 on the road this season.
Los Angeles has appears its fortunes tumble dramatically in recent weeks; the Kings have gone 1-7-1 in their past 9 games. The prolonged slump has dropped L.A. well behind the Ducks and Sharks in the Pacific Division, but the bigger concern might be the teams behind the Kings rather than in front of them. The Canucks and Coyotes are 3 and 4 points behind L.A., resp., and each side has at least a game in hand on the Kings.
Recently, the Los Angeles Kings have struggled greatly. The Kings are just 1-7-1 in the last 9 games, and suddenly the Kings are just 3 points away from the last playoff position in the Western Conference
Here’s Today action – Monday, February 3, 2014:
Edmonton Oilers at Buffalo Sabres
First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York
Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Colorado Avalanche at New Jersey Devils
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Columbus Blue Jackets at Anaheim Ducks
Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Philadelphia Flyers at San Jose Sharks
SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California