The Detroit Red Wings are looking for a split of the season series against the Los Angeles Kings in Detroit. The Red Wings and Kings met 10 days ago which saw the Red Wings get out to a 7-1 lead before defeating the Kings 7-4 on February 28th. The Kings are hanging on to the eighth spot in the Western Conference as they are tied with the Minnesota Wild at 77 points and the Nashville Predators are one point behind and the Anaheim Ducks are two points behind.
The Kings are 7-1-3 in their last 11 road games and have beaten the Red Wings once already this season at the Joe Louis Arena. Anze Kopitar has had a great season against the Red Wings with three goals and three assists in three games this season. Jonathan Quick is expected to get the start against the Red Wings and is 4-6 with a 3.07 goals against average and .907 save percentage in his career against the Red Wings.
On the Detroit side of the puck, the Red Wings have made their way to the top of the Central Division with a six point lead over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Red Wings have struggled at home as of late, going 7-9-2 in their last eighteen games at home. Jimmy Howard will be in net for the Red Wings, going 1-1 with a 4.50 goals against average and .862 save percentage this season against the Kings.