Panthers vs. Kings - 2/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (21-17-12) at Florida Panthers (22-17-10)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers +111 / Los Angeles Kings -123 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSFL
The Los Angeles Kings and Florida Panthers meet Thursday night at the BB&T Center.
The Los Angeles Kings continue to drop in the standings with losses in six of their last seven games. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have lost four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Marian Gaborik leads the Kings with 15 goals, Jeff Carter has 22 assists and Justin Williams has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the King are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Martin Jones has allowed 22 goals on 238 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 102 goals on 1,139 shots faced.
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The Florida Panthers hope to remain in the playoff convo despite losing seven of their last nine games. The Panthers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 16 goals, Aaron Ekblad has 22 assists and Jimmy Hayes has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Roberto Luongo has allowed 94 goals on 1,144 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 34 goals on 328 shots.
The Kings are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Panthers are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 17-36 in their last 53 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Panthers have won two of their last three games and we've been fading the Kings all season long on the road. Nothing changes here. We're back on the Panthers, as this is more of a fade from the Kings away from home.