Originally posted on Red Light District Hockey  |  Last updated 11/28/11

The Morning After:
Yesterday’s results:
Senators 4, Hurricanes 3
Blues 2, Blue Jackets 1
Flames 5, Wild 2
Maple Leafs 5, Ducks 2
Predictions record: 1-3

RLD 3 stars of the night:
1. Tyler Bozak, TOR (2 goals)
2. Jason Spezza, OTT (2 goals)
3. David Backes, STL (1 goal)
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Tonight’s slate:
Lightning @ Wild, 7:30 ET
Stars @ Avalanche, 9:00
Predators @ Oilers, 9:30
Sharks @ Kings, 10:30

Game of the night:
San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings
10:30 ET… TV: Local Networks

Records:
Overall: Sharks (13-6-1) … Kings (11-8-4)
Away/Home: Sharks (7-2-0) … Kings (6-6-1)
Last 10: Sharks (7-2-1) … Kings (5-4-1)
Season Series: 1-0 Sharks

Players to watch:
SJ- Martin Havlat
With one point in the last eight games, Havlat is a player the Sharks need more from.
LA- Mike Richards
Richards has been hot of late, picking up seven points in the last six games.

Starting goaltenders:
SJ- Antti Niemi (2011-12 stats: 9-3-1, 2.37 GAA)
LA- Jonathan Quick (2011-12 stats: 9-6-4, 2.12 GAA)

Injury report:
SJ- Antero Niittymaki (hip, out)
LA- Dustin Penner (hand, out), Alec Martinez (upper body, out), Scott Parse (lower body, out)

Game thoughts:
San Jose and Los Angeles met last spring in Round 1 and played six great games. Earlier this month, the Sharks stoned the Kings’ payback attempt in the Shark Tank. Tonight, they’ll face off in L.A. for the first time since Joe Thornton ended the series in overtime of Game 6 last spring. The Kings are a hard team to get a feel for, while the Sharks look like the most complete team in the West right now. However, I’m going to take the Kings tonight, assuming they up their game for their in-state rival.
Prediction: Kings 3, Sharks 1

The rest of today’s predictions:
Wild over Lightning
Stars over Avalanche
Predators over Oilers
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