The Los Angels Kings made a big splash on Monday, the day of the NHL trade deadline, acquiring Dustin Penner from the Edmonton Oilers for a pair of draft picks and defenseman Colten Teubert. Tonight, Penner makes his Kings debut as they host the Phoenix Coyotes in a Pacific Division battle of playoff seeding. Tonight is the fourth game of a six-game homestand for the Kings, and here are the pertinent details of tonight's game:
- Teams: Kings (35-24-4) vs. Coyotes (33-22-10)
- Time: 7:30 p.m. PST
- Location: Staples Center, downtown Los Angeles
Standings: Kings, 74 points (tied for 7th in West, two points behind Phoenix and Chicago for fourth seed); Coyotes, 76 points (tied for 4th in West)
Streaking: The Kings lost Monday, but are 11-2-3 in their last 16 games; Phoenix has lost four straight, after winning eight straight
- Last 10 Games: Kings 6-2-2; Avalanche 6-3-1
- Previous Matchups: Coyotes won in Phoenix 4-2 on October 21 and 6-3 on December 29; Coyotes won in L.A. on January 20; Kings won in Phoenix on January 22; Phoenix leads season series 3-1-0
Home & Road: The Kings are 19-10-1 at Staples Center; the Coyotes are 18-11-5 on the road.
For more information on today's game, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.