Kings at Golden Knights 1/1/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
The Vegas Golden Knights head home on New Years day to take on the Los Angeles Kings. The Knights are 23-15-4 on the season and 2nd in the Pacific. Los Angeles beat Arizona 5-1 on Sunday and have now won three straight games. The Kings are 6-1-3 over their last ten games and are 12-3-3 on their home ice.
Marc-Andre Fleury will make his 37th start of the season for the Kings. Fleury is 22-10-4 on the season with 5 shutouts. Fleury has allowed 91 goals and carries a 2.55 goals against average. Vegas allows 2.17 goals per game which ranks 6th in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings lost at home to Vegas on Saturday. The Kings play in Colorado on Monday night before heading to Vegas for Tuesday's game. Los Angeles is 5-3-2 over their last ten games. The Kings are 6-10-2 on the road.
Cal Petersen will make the start in the goal for Los Angeles. Petersen is 5-4-1 on the season with 1 shutout. Petersen has allowed 27 goals and carries a 2.60 goals against average. The Kings score an average of 2.26 goals per game which ranks 31st in the NHL.
The Kings get stuck playing a tough back to back heading into Vegas. The Golden Knights are 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Kings are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. Back the home team in this one. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win 4-2.