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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 1/13/2022

The Pittsburgh Penguins takes on the Los Angeles Kings on 1/13/2022 at 10:35 PM.

Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings face off today. The Pittsburgh Penguins has a record of 21.0-9.0 this season. The Los Angeles Kings is 18.0-13.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.2 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Pittsburgh Penguins into 2.5 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 90.7%, which is strong.

Opponents take 29.3 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Pittsburgh Penguins Team Offense Preview

They score 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 18.0% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 35.0 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

Los Angeles Kings Team Defense Preview

They give up 1.8 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Los Angeles Kings into 2.8 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.25%, which is below average.

Opponents take 29.7 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Los Angeles Kings Team Offense Preview




They score 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.2 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 16.38% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 35.2 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Roster

The Players to Watch for Pittsburgh Penguins

Kris Letang D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 14.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 28 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 29 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 1.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

John Marino D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 4.0 this season. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 15 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 16 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 2.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brian Dumoulin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 7 assists this season. This puts him at 9 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 5.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Los Angeles Kings Roster

The Players to Watch for Los Angeles Kings

Anze Kopitar C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -7.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 21 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 30 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 9.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Matt Roy D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 11.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 13 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Michael Anderson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 8.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 0 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 1 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 1 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 0.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Los Angeles Kings Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 Los Angeles Kings 3

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