Kings host the Coyotes after Vilardi’s 2-goal game
Arizona Coyotes (6-8-1, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (10-7-1, third in the Pacific Division)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Kings host the Arizona Coyotes after Gabriel Vilardi’s two-goal game against the Seattle Kraken in the Kings’ 9-8 overtime loss.
Los Angeles has a 6-4-2 record at home and a 10-7-1 record overall. The Kings have committed 77 total penalties (4.3 per game) to rank seventh in NHL play.
Arizona is 6-8-1 overall and 6-8-2 in road games. The Coyotes are fifth in league play with 78 total penalties (averaging 5.2 per game).
The teams meet Thursday for the sixth time this season. The Kings won 3-2 in the previous meeting. Vilardi led the Kings with two goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Phillip Danault has seven goals and 11 assists for the Kings. Arthur Kaliyev has four goals and three assists over the past 10 games.
Shayne Gostisbehere has four goals and 10 assists for the Coyotes. Clayton Keller has four goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 4-3-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.
Coyotes: 4-4-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 5.8 penalties and 13.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
INJURIES: Kings: Brendan Lemieux: out (lower-body), Alex Iafallo: out (lower body).
Coyotes: Andrew Ladd: out (undisclosed), Josh Brown: day to day (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.