The Los Angeles Kings look to punch their ticket to the NHL playoffs tonight as they travel to San Jose to face the Pacific Division leading Sharks. The Kings are currently at 96 points, in second place in the Pacific and fourth place in the Western Conference. They still have an outside shot at the division title, as the Sharks are at 101 points with four games remaining. Here are the relevant details of tonight's game:
Combatants: Kings (96 pts, 45-27-6), Sharks (101 pts, 46-23-9)
Time: 7 p.m. PDT
Location: HP Pavilion, San Jose
TV: Versus, NHL Network
Home & Road Records: Kings 21-15-3 on the road; Sharks 23-11-5 at home
Leading Scorers: Dustin Brown, Kings (55 points), Anze Kopitar (73 pts) and Justin Williams (57 pts) are out; Patrick Marleau, Sharks (69 pts)
Previous Meetings: Kings are 3-2 against the Sharks this year, including 1-1 in San Jose. The Kings had two shootout wins against the Sharks at Staples Center.
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