Pacific Division-leading Vancouver visits Los Angeles

Vancouver Canucks (47-21-8, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (40-25-11, fourth in the Pacific Division)

Los Angeles; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Pacific Division-leading Vancouver Canucks take on the Los Angeles Kings.

Los Angeles is 12-6-4 against the Pacific Division and 40-25-11 overall. The Kings have a +39 scoring differential, with 234 total goals scored and 195 allowed.

Vancouver is 47-21-8 overall with a 14-8-0 record against the Pacific Division. The Canucks have a 17-5-4 record in games they score one or more power-play goals.

Saturday's game is the fourth time these teams square off this season. The Kings won 3-2 in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Fiala has 26 goals and 42 assists for the Kings. Pierre-Luc Dubois has nine assists over the last 10 games.

Brock Boeser has 38 goals and 32 assists for the Canucks. Conor Garland has scored three goals with six assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 6-4-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 14 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

Canucks: 5-4-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

INJURIES: Kings: Pheonix Copley: out for season (knee), Alex Turcotte: out (upper body), Carl Grundstrom: out (lower body), Phillip Danault: day to day (upper body).

Canucks: Thatcher Demko: out (knee), Elias Lindholm: day to day (undisclosed), Tucker Poolman: out (head).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.