Los Angeles (16-16-6) at Anaheim (20-15-5), 10:00 pm EST
ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) — The Anaheim Ducks will likely go
with the hot hand when they host the rival Los Angeles Kings on
Tuesday in the first game of a home-and-home series.
Both Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Hiller have blanked the
Kings this season. In their most recent meeting, Hiller made 29
saves in a 2-0 triumph on November 16.
The 26-year-old Hiller is also coming off a 29-save shutout in
Sunday’s 2-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. It was the third
blanking of the season for Hiller, who could get another start
In 18 games – 15 starts – this campaign, Hiller is 9-6-1 with a
2.12 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.
Los Angeles, which will host Anaheim on Thursday, has been
shutout an NHL-worst six times this season.
For the first time this campaign, Jonathan Quick did not need to
post shutout to lift the Kings to a win Sunday. He made 31
saves and did not allow a goal in the shootout during the 2-1
victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.