Detroit Red Wings at LA Kings – five things to know

When the Red Wings arrive at Staples Center this afternoon, it will be the first time they see the Kings this season.

– Over the last six games between the two teams, LA has gone 5-1-0.

– The Kings are 6-1-0 with Slava Voynov in the line-up. Yes, they are also 2-0 with Andrei Loktionov too.

– Detroit’s power play has converted at 16.4% through 17 games, while the Kings’ have clicked at 20.2%.

– LA’s penalty kill has also performed better, killing off 82.7% compared to Detroit’s 77.8%.

Jimmy Howard has gone 8-5-2 this season, with a 1.90 goals against average and .928 save percentage. Kings coach Terry Murray will counter with Jonathan Quick.

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