Kings, Ducks meet for 1st time since outdoor battle
The Kings will try to get back into the win column.
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Though Los Angeles fell one victory shy of matching the longest winning streak in club history, the Kings still have a firm hold on a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Kings will try to get back into the win column on Saturday night when they host the Anaheim Ducks for the first time since a late January meeting outdoors in the NHL's "Stadium Series."
After winning their final game before the Olympic break, the Kings got red-hot coming out of the hiatus. They won rattled off seven straight victories and were aiming for a ninth win in a row on Thursday night before falling to the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2.
Low-key trade could pay off big for Pens
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
For a team sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings the Pittsburgh Penguins have certainly flown under the radar in 2013-14.
Unlike last season when the Penguins made a big splash at the trade deadline, Pittsburgh opted to keep a low profile this time around. The Penguins made moves for depth instead, picking up forwards Marcel Goc and Lee Stempniak for a handful of draft picks.
While the moves were categorized as safe at the time, the trade for Stempniak is beginning to look like a stroke of genius by Penguins general manager Ray Shero.
It's obviously been a small sample size for Stempniak, but he has managed to record three assists in his first four games with the Penguins, playing an important role as the right winger on Pittsburgh's top line with superstar centerman Sidney Crosby and left wing Chris Kunitz.