Florida And Los Angeles Meet For Non-Conference Battle – San Mateo Daily Journal

Los Angeles Kings (12-10-5, sixth in the Pacific) vs. Florida Panthers (18-6-4, second in the Atlantic)

Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Florida plays Los Angeles in a non-conference matchup.

The Panthers are 14-2-0 at home. Florida is third in the NHL averaging 3.6 goals per game, led by Jonathan Huberdeau with 10.

The Kings have gone 4-4-3 away from home. Los Angeles is 29th in the league with 35.3 shots per game and is averaging 2.6 goals.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Huberdeau has 32 total points for the Panthers, 10 goals and 22 assists. Aaron Ekblad has six assists over the last 10 games for Florida.

Adrian Kempe leads the Kings with 11 goals and has 16 points. Viktor Arvidsson has four goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.2 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .878 save percentage.

Kings: 4-3-3, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Maxim Mamin: day to day (undisclosed), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed), Ryan Lomberg: day to day (health and safety protocols).

Kings: None listed.

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