Los Angeles travels to New York for non-conference showdown


Los Angeles Kings (21-16-6, third in Pacific) vs. New York Islanders (15-14-6, sixth in Metropolitan)

Elmont; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts Los Angeles in a non-conference game.

The Islanders are 8-7-3 at home. New York averages 10.0 penalty minutes per game, the fourth most in the Eastern Conference. Zdeno Chara leads the team in service by 64 minutes in total.

The Kings are 8-6-4 on the road. Los Angeles ranks 30th in the NHL with 35.4 shots per game and an average of 2.8 goals.

The teams meet on Thursday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 26 points, scoring eight goals and adding 18 assists. Josh Bailey has 9 points in New York’s last 10 games.

Anze Kopitar leads the Kings with 24 assists and 37 points. Phillip Danault has five goals in Los Angeles’ last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 7-2-1, averaged 2.9 goals, 5.5 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while allowing 1.9 goals per game with save percentage of 0.931.

Kings: 5-4-1, three-goal average, 4.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with an .892 save percentage.

INJURIES: Islanders: Sebastian Aho: out (covid-19).

Kings: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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