MORNING SKATE BUZZ
KINGS (42-25-6, 90 pts) @ PENGUINS (46-21-5, 97 pts)
The Pittsburgh Penguins had one of their most impressive wins this season in a 4-1 win at Los Angeles on Jan. 30. Tonight they should expect to see a different Kings team.
The Kings look like a team peaking at the right time, winning four straight and 12 of 15, and are 7-0 on the road since the Olympic Break.
The Penguins have lost nine of their last 15 games, but are 6-1 against the Kings since the 2006-2007 season. Marc Andre Fleury will not be in goal tonight despite strong numbers in his career vs LA. The Penguins will go with Jeff Zatkoff who faces his former employer for the second time this season.
Zatkoff had a 30 save performance in the Penguins 4-1 win over the Kings on Jan. 30. Zatkoff is 12-4-1 on the season and 5-2-0 at home.
WHAT TO WATCH: HOW THE PENGUINS MATCH THE KINGS PHYSICALITY
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Lee Stempniak
Jussi Jokinen – Brandon Sutter – James Neal
Taylor Pyatt – Marcel Goc – Brian Gibbons
Tanner Glass – Craig Adams – Jayson Megna
Brooks Orpik – Robert Bortuzzo
Olli Maatta – Matt Niskanen
Simon Despres – Rob Scuderi