Florida Panthers at Los Angeles Kings Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/21/2014
Saturday, March 22, 3:00 PM on FSFL, FSW
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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Goalie Ben Scrivens made his first start for the Los Angeles Kings and made the most of it when these two teams last met up. He recorded his third career shutout with 20 saves and helped his team to a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers. Scivens was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in June of 2013, and he has sitting this season behind one of the best goalies in the league, Jonathan Quick.
The Panthers came in to L.A losing four of their previous five games. Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom had 26 saves, but with seemingly no offense the Panthers had no chance. With no one scoring in the first period, the second came around with Mike Richards coming out from around the net and passing the puck to Daniel Carcillo at the bottom of the right circle. Carcillo handled the puck and then slapped it towards Markstrom, who could not stop the slap shot. That goal put the Kings up 1-0, 8:46 into the second. With just about a minute left to go, Justin Williams found the back of the net after an interception while the Panthers were trying to clear it, and the puck bounced around before Anze Kopitar got a hold of it and assisted Williams. It was Kopitar's fifth assist in six games.
In the third it was more Kings as Jordan Nolan put the puck passed Markstrom at 12:28 of the third with a tip-in off a pass from Jarret Stoll. That goal put the Kings up by three and secured the game.
Florida is 13-23 straight up on the road this season
Florida is 18-15-3 against the over/under on the road this season
Los Angeles is 19-16 straight up at home this season
Los Angeles is 11-20-4 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/19/14 C Jesse Winchester Lower Body questionable
03/19/14 C Jonathan Huberdeau Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss a week
03/18/14 LW Sean Bergenheim Lower Body questionable
03/11/14 D Erik Gudbranson Knee out at least 2 weeks
02/24/14 C Aleksander Barkov Knee out 4-6 weeks
02/20/14 RW Tomas Kopecky Concussion out indefinitely
01/21/14 D Mike Mottau Leg out indefinitely
03/19/14 RW Dustin Brown Lower Body questionable
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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