NHL Odds: Kings Continue Playoff Push Versus Coyotes

The Los Angeles Kings (42-28-7) are on the cusp of making the playoffs. The Arizona Coyotes (26-39-11) are near the bottom of the NHL standings. They’ll meet Thursday night at Staples Center with two very different agendas; the puck drops at 10:30 PM ET, with regional coverage on Fox Sports.

This is obviously an important game for the Kings, who will play Arizona on two days of rest. LA is fighting with the Anaheim Ducks for third in the Pacific Division, and they’re in the thick of the heated Wild Card race in the Western Conference. But Thursday’s result also matters to the Coyotes. They’re second-last in the standings, perhaps with an eye on improving their lottery prospects at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Arizona will have to face the Kings immediately after visiting the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. For now, Antti Raanta (.927 save percentage) is projected to start both games for the ‘Yotes, while Jonathan Quick (.923 SV%) is penciled in for Los Angeles. There’s only one man down for the Kings: No. 2 blueliner Jake Muzzin (eight goals, 34 assists) is listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury that he sustained on Monday.

The Los Angeles Kings (42-28-7) will continue their playoff push this Thursday when they host the Arizona Coyotes (26-39-11), who have nothing left to play for except pride – and lottery position at the NHL Draft. Game time is 10:30 PM ET on regional Fox Sports affiliates.

This will be the second of back-to-back games for Arizona, while the Kings will be playing on two days of rest. Antti Raanta (.927 save percentage) is projected to start for the Coyotes opposite Jonathan Quick (.923 SV%); defenseman Jake Muzzin (eight goals, 34 assists) is week-to-week for LA with an upper-body injury.

NHL Odds: No Room for Error in Coyotes-Kings

The Los Angeles Kings (42-28-7) are on the right side of the playoff bubble in the Western Conference, but they can’t afford to slip up this Thursday when they host the Arizona Coyotes (26-39-11) at 10:30 PM ETn– even if the struggling Coyotes are playing the second of back-to-back games.

The 42-28-7 Los Angeles Kings have a golden opportunity to improve their playoff chances this Thursday (10:30 PM ET) when they host the 26-39-11 Arizona Coyotes. The ‘Yotes will be playing on zero days of rest, and they might tank this one for lottery purposes. It’s down to brass tacks for the 42-28-7 Los Angeles Kings. They need a win this Thursday (10:30 PM ET) against the visiting 26-39-11 Arizona Coyotes, who will be playing the second of back-to-back games.

The Los Angeles Kings (42-28-7) look to improve their playoff situation this Thursday when they host the Arizona Coyotes (26-39-11), beginning at 10:30 PM ET.