Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/15/2014
Game 7, Friday, May 16, 9:00 PM on NBCS, TSN, RDS
Honda Center, Anaheim, California
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In Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Kings were able to beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 at home to force a seventh and final game on Friday.
The game was filled with great defense by both teams with the Kings having the slight 23-22 shot advantage. There were a combined nine power play opportunities, but neither team could convert one in the game.
The first goal of the contest was scored midway through the first period when defenseman Jake Muzzin was able to score his third of the playoffs. Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik had assists on the play.
Trevor Lewis was able to double the Kings' lead 14 minutes into the second period with his fourth goal of the postseason, but Kyle Palmieri would get one back for the Ducks a minute and a half later off of an assist by Nick Bonino. Anaheim had a few chances to tie it, but the Kings kept them at bay the rest of the way to force Game 7.
Jonathan Quick didn't have too much work to do in net for the Kings, but he stepped up when they needed him to and finished with 21 saves on the night. Ducks goalie John Gibson saved 21 of the Kings' 23 shots.
Los Angeles is 23-18 straight up on the road this season
Los Angeles is 9-18-14 against the over/under on the road this season
Anaheim is 28-12 straight up at home this season
Anaheim is 21-19-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
05/14/14 D Robyn Regehr Upper Body questionable Friday vs. Anaheim
05/03/14 D Willie Mitchell Lower Body out indefinitely
10/30/13 RW Nick Sorensen Concussion out indefinitely
10/01/13 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out for season
05/14/14 GO Frederik Andersen Knee expected to miss Friday vs. Los Angeles
05/14/14 LW Matt Beleskey Lower Body expected to miss Friday vs. Los Angeles
04/21/14 D Stephane Robidas Leg out for season
04/18/14 RW Tim Jackman Hand out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim
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