Kings should cool of Stars in Dallas tonight on Versus
Prediction: Los Angeles +115
Last week: 2-3 (first losing week of the season)
The Los Angeles Kings concluded a brutal homestand by winning 5-2 over Edmonton on Saturday which made them 2-6 on the season-long eight straight games at Staples Center. Perhaps, the Kings got some confidence with that win, and are actually looking forward to going on the road. They played with more energy on Saturday and have seemed to finally get star players Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty more involved. Both players were exceptional against the Oilers at both ends of the ice. The Dallas Stars conclude a three-game homestand tonight and are coming off an impressive win over the struggling Thrashers on Saturday night. However, Dallas has had trouble with the Kings this season by losing the first two meetings, and the Kings have played well in Dallas the last few years. Los Angeles is the more desperate team entering tonight's action sitting three points out of the playoffs and ten points behind first place Dallas. A rested Jonathan Quick will be in goal tonight for the Kings who normally gives Dallas fits. We also feel the Kings should enjoy finally playing a road game.