Vegas Golden Knights vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 10/13/2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019
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Mark Stone and the Vegas Golden Knights (2-2-0, 4th in the Pacific Division) travel to Staples Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Kings (1-2-0, 5th in the Pacific Division). The Golden Knights cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 2-2 SU. Los Angeles covers 33.3% of the time, going 1-2 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 defeat to the Arizona Coyotes their last time out. The Golden Knights offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For this game, they netted 1 of the 38 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Vegas ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 29 and the Corsi against was 32 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 47.5%. Their Fenwick was 21 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 23, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 47.7%. They won 19 face-off wins and lost 19 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 56.0% and they had a PDO of 84.0 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Arizona Coyotes tallied 29 shots. They finished with a total of 8 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 4 total points this season, which ranks them 19th in the NHL. They are 13th in the league in goals scored with 13 while they've given up 10 goals, ranking them 22nd overall. They have had 14 power play opportunities and have scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 17th in the NHL. The Golden Knights have allowed 15 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 93%, putting them 3rd in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.56% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 10th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Los Angeles Kings squared up with the Vancouver Canucks in an outing where the Kings took the loss by a final of 8 - 2. In this matchup, Los Angeles went home with a 50.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 43 while the opposition had a Corsi of 42. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 52.5% by notching a Fenwick of 31 and the Canucks having earned a 28 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO of 72.2 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 43.9%. The Kings netted 2 goals of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Canucks had 2 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal on that chance. Los Angeles allowed 25 shots on goal and the Canucks racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 26th in the NHL with a total of 2 points this year. They have 2 power play goals on 11 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks them 21st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 9 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 67%. That is 27th in the NHL. As a team, the Kings are 16th in the league with 11 goals scored while they've given up 17 goals, which is 6th overall. They average 37 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.91%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 80%. That is 31st in the NHL.
Vegas is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50%, as they've attempted 129 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 129 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.7% as they have 96 attempts while they have given up 97 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 15th in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time, which is 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 70 face-off wins compared to 90 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.8%. That ranks them 29th in the league. On defense Vegas has 84 hits and they have blocked 32 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Kings are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 85 face-off wins compared to 64 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 57%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 47 hits and they have blocked 35 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. Los Angeles is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.8% as they've attempted 120 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 116 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.4% ranks 8th as they have 89 attempts while they have given up 81 shots on the defensive end.
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