Previewing the Los Angeles Kings' 2013-14 season:
Game 73 @ Washington
March 25, 2014
4pm PST (7pm EST)
There isn’t any time to rest for the Los Angeles Kings as they are right back at it on Tuesday when they visit the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Capitals. Coming off their third-straight during an intense finish on Monday night in Philadelphia, the Kings are looking to keep it rolling when they visit the Verizon Center.
Tuesday marks the second and final time the Kings and Caps meet this season as they last locked horns just five days ago at Staples Center with the Kings winning 2-1 in the shootout. As a result of said win, Kings head coach Darryl Sutter notched his 500th-career win while Jonathan Quick tied Rogie Vachon for most wins by a Kings netminder with 171.
In said game, both goaltenders were great. Jonathan Quick made 21 saves en route to tying Rogie Vachon’s franchise mark in wins while Jaroslav Halak turned away 27 for Washington in a losing effort.
But as great as Quick was on Thursday and then again in his last two outings, logic would suggest that he needs some rest. With that said, look for Martin Jones to get the start for the silver-and-black in DC.
At 34-27-11, the Capitals are right in the thick of the Eastern playoff race. Entering Tuesday, they sit just one point behind Detroit and Toronto who hold the two wild card spots in the conference. The Caps can attribute much of their recent success to rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov and veteran Joel Ward, each of which were in on the lone goal the Caps scored at Staples last Thursday. They return home after a 3-2 win in San Jose on Saturday.
The Kings will also be seeing former teammate Dustin Penner at his new address as they hope to win once again.
Enjoy the game!