Los Angeles Kings (-200)
Carolina comes off a nice bounce back win in San Jose last night as they took care of the Sharks 5-2. The Hurricanes were severely outplayed in Vancouver just two nights prior. For a team to travel to Europe and not play a home opener until October 27, Hurricanes fans should be happy with the teams 3-2 start.
The Kings have started this season strong and impressed us with 2 wins over the Canucks, the team that beat them in last years playoffs. Jonathan Bernier will get the start tonight as the Kings might have the best 1-2 punch in the league between the pipes. The Kings are 2nd in the NHL during even strength goal differential and boast the 6th best penalty killing percentage.
Cam Ward played extremely well for the Canes last night and the Kings might see Justin Peters or a weary Ward which should give an advantage to LA.
Bottom line is the Kings who haven't played since Friday are well rested and have been home for a week while Carolina is in the midst of a brutal start of the season scheduling wise. The Kings will win this one.