Los Angeles Kings (3-4-2, 8 pts) at Detroit Red Wings (6-4-1, 13 pts)
Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
Game Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: NBC, TSN
Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Favorite: Red Wings by 1.5 (+250)
The early portion of the 2013 season has been filled with inconsistency for the Detroit Red Wings. That being said, they are in a much better position than the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. The Kings are currently tied for last place in the Western Conference standings with eight points.
That doesn’t mean the two points up for grabs this afternoon aren’t important for the Red Wings. Their 13 points puts them in a log jam in the middle. Missed opportunities to gain points in the standings will be hard to overcome in the lockout shortened season.
Will the Kings get on track or will the Red Wings start to show they can be counted on to extend their playoff streak?
Prediction: Red Wings 3, Kings 2