Los Angeles Kings at Pittsburgh Penguins Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/26/2014
Thursday, March 27, 7:00 PM on FSW, ROOT
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 the last time these two teams met thanks to three early goals from the visitors. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had one of his toughest periods of the season in this one, which happened to be right before the Olympics were about to begin.
Evgeni Malkin got the scoring started for Pittsburgh just 57 seconds into the contest with his 15th of the season. Anze Kopitar answered with a power-play goal, but Chris Kunitz scored one soon after with a power-play tally of his own. Jussi Jokinen gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead on yet another goal with the extra man. Tanner Glass all but sealed the game up for the Penguins in the middle of the third period with his fourth goal of the season.
Quick saw just seven shots in the game and was only able to stop four of them. Quick was hoping to impress his national team coaches enough to start in the Winter Games, and this was about as bad as it could have gone for him. His replacement, Martin Jones, fared quite a bit better in this game by stopping 14 of the 15 shots he faced.
On the other end of the ice, Pittsburgh's Jeff Zatkoff had a great game. He saved 30 of the 31 shots he saw to help the top team in the East improve to 4-1 in five games.
Los Angeles is 20-15 straight up on the road this season
Los Angeles is 7-15-13 against the over/under on the road this season
Pittsburgh is 26-8 straight up at home this season
Pittsburgh is 19-14-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report at this time
12/23/13 RW Pascal Dupuis Knee out for season
03/25/14 C Evgeni Malkin Foot expected to miss 2-3 weeks
03/23/14 C Joe Vitale Upper Body questionable
02/25/14 RW Beau Bennett Wrist expected to miss 3-4 weeks
02/25/14 RW Chris Conner Foot out 4-6 weeks
02/21/14 D Paul Martin Hand expected to miss a month
02/07/14 D Kris Letang Heart out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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