Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Coyotes, December 4

Coyotes NHL hockeyAfter not seeing each other since the first week of the season (a contest won by Arizona 3-2 in overtime), the Kings and Coyotes will face off Thursday for the first of two matchups this month. One could argue that the teams are somewhat where they would have been expected to sit in the standings coming out of training camp, with LA in a playoff position and their division rivals on the outside looking in – but still within striking distance. Among the myriad of items concerning coach Dave Tippett has to be his team’s goal differential, which sits at minus-17, second worst in the conference, behind only Edmonton’s minus-31.

Overall, the Coyotes hold the all-time series edge, 104-73-25-7, including a 60-33-11-2 mark at home. However, if the past few years have shown anything, it’s that you can throw out all the stats when these two clubs take to the ice. There is plenty of bad blood on both sides and they are usually hyper competitive games. To help calm the waters, we invited Coyotes beat reporter Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic to join us for this edition of our Puck Probability series. Buckle up, as several of the following things just might happen…

Odds by MayorsManor:

3:1 – With Rusty Kleska no longer in Arizona, Jordan Nolan will have plenty of room to record a goal and an assist.

4:1 – Goaltender Mike Smith slashes at least three different Kings players.

5:1 – Mike Smith embellishes at least one call.

8:1 – Drew Doughty with a coast-to-coast goal.

19:1 – Shane Doan gets a hat trick.

95:1 – Dustin Penner signs a one-day contract with the Kings, just to prove you can’t #BeatLA, once again.

5,000:1 – Andy Andreoff plays in the game. [ed. note: those odds might not be long enough]

Odds by Sarah McLellan:

1:1 – Captains Shane Doan and Dustin Brown strike up a conversation. We’re guessing they won’t be asking what each other wants for Christmas.

10:1 – Tobias Rieder scores a shorthanded goal. He managed to pot two in 58 seconds earlier this week against the Oilers – the fastest pair of shorties by an NHL rookie.

20:1 – The Coyotes tally a power play goal after getting blanked in their last four games (0-for-6).

30:1 – Oliver Ekman-Larsson delivers an overtime winner just like he did the first time these two teams met Oct.11.

40:1 – The final score is 5-2, the result in the Coyotes’ previous two games with one being a win and the most recent being a loss.

See other recent odds articles here …or to read five things you may not know about the Coyotes-Kings, click here.

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