The Los Angeles Kings return home for the first time in 15 days, hosting the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday night at Staples Center. The Kings begin play Thursday night tied with the Chicago Blackhawks for sixth place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of the Coyotes.
The Kings finished their six-game, 10-day road trip with a 2-3-1 record. They last played at Staples Center on February 1, a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Kings scored just 10 total goals in six games on the road, but did score four times in Sunday's win in Dallas.
The Kings are 16-0-1 this season when scoring three or more goals.
Phoenix has a point in six straight games, at 5-0-1 in their last six contests. The Kings have won three of four games against the Coyotes this season, including a 1-0 overtime win at Staples Center on January 5.
Thursday night's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and analysis of Kings hockey, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.