NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Thursday, November 3rd
(All times eastern)
Los Angeles Kings (9-4-0) at Phoenix Coyotes (5-8-1), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Kings will try for their third straight
victory tonight when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes at Glendale Arena.
The Kings won last night in Dallas, posting a 6-3 victory over the Stars.
Lubomir Visnovksy had his first career hat trick in the win.
Pavol Demitra had a goal and two assists and Jason LaBarbera made 29 saves for
the Kings, who have also won three out of their last four contests.
Kings forward Alexander Frolov has registered a point in seven straight games.
He has five goals and four assists in the stretch.
Meanwhile, the Coyotes have dropped two games in a row, including Sunday's
loss in Anaheim. Andy McDonald scored twice, including the eventual game-
winner early in the third period, as the Mighty Ducks won, 3-2.
Geoff Sanderson and Mike Leclerc both lit the lamp in the loss, while David
LeNeveu turned aside 24 shots for Phoenix.
After tonight's test, the Coyotes will kick off a three-game road trip in
Detroit on Saturday.
Phoenix is 3-2-1 at Glendale Arena this year, while the Kings are 2-1 on the
This is the second of eight regular-season meetings between these teams. The
Kings won the series opener back on October 6 in LA, earning a 3-2 victory at
the Staples Center.
Los Angeles has won three straight games in the series and is 7-2-1 in the
last 10 matchups. However, the Kings are just are 2-7-2 in their last 11 trips
11/03 10:40:54 ET