Dallas visits Los Angeles after Pavelski’s 2-goal game

Dallas Stars (13-8-2, fifth in Central) vs. Los Angeles Kings (10-10-4, seventh in Pacific)

Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST

LINE: Kings +113, Stars -134; over / under is 5

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Kings welcome Dallas after Joe Pavelski scored two goals in the Stars 5-4 defeat by the Golden Knights.

The kings are 3-7-4 in conference games. Los Angeles ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 35.2 shots per game and an average of 2.6 goals.

The stars are 4-2-1 against opponents from the headquarters. Dallas ranks 10th in the Western Conference with an average of 2.9 goals per game, led by Roope Hintz with 11th.

In their last matchup on October 22nd, Dallas won 3-2. Miro Heiskanen booked a team high with 3 points for the stars.

TOP PERFORMANCE: Alexander Edler leads the Kings this season with a plus seven in 24 games. Anze Kopitar has provided eight assists in the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Pavelski leads the stars with 21 points, scoring nine goals and adding 12 assists. Jason Robertson has provided seven assists in the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Kings: 2-5-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a 0.896 save percentage.

Stars: 8-2-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.2 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes, while 2.3 goals per game were abandoned with a save percentage of 0.924.

INJURIES: Kings: Andreas Athanasiou: day to day (health logs), Blake Lizotte: out (Covid-19).

Stars: None listed.

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

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