NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, January 10th (All times eastern)
Columbus Blue Jackets (11-23-4-3) at Los Angeles Kings (16-14-7-4), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Kings try to halt their 10-game winless streak tonight when they welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Staples Center.
The Kings dropped to 0-3-6-1 in their last 10 games Thursday night, as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks at the Staples Center. The winless stretch is the longest for LA since another 10-gamer during the 1995-96 campaign.
LA played without leading scorer Ziggy Palffy, who suffered a dislocated right shoulder during Wednesday's game against Anaheim. Palffy, who has 16 goals and 25 assists for 41 points, will undergo shoulder surgery and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Jason Holland scored the lone goal for Los Angeles, while Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves in defeat.
The Kings are 0-1-4-1 in their last six home games.
Rick Nash scored with three seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Blue Jackets to a thrilling 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Nash, who also added an assist in the win, leads the NHL with 24 goals this season.
Tyler Wright and Mark Hartigan also scored for Columbus, which halted a two- game skid and won for just the third time in its last 17 games (3-11-1-2).
Marc Denis started in goal for the Blue Jackets and posted 34 saves in the victory.
Columbus, which improved its woeful road mark to 3-13-1-2, evened its record under new head coach Gerard Gallant (2-2). This is the fifth contest of a seven-game road trip.
The Blue Jackets have taken five straight against the Kings and have won three in a row in the City of Angels.
01/10 11:17:30 ET