Category Archives: Prediction Panel

Prediction Panel: Apr. 6

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 1, Oilers 0

Reason: It’s an afternoon game so the offensive will be a sleepy bunch. Thankfully, the defense and goaltending will be on their game.

Record: 20-12

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 5, Oilers 1

Reason: #44 will keep everyone away from the net.

Record: 20-12

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)

Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 4, Oilers 3

Reason: The Kings had better score today if they want to win because this team had been on fire before getting corked by Cory Schneider, averaging 3.75 GPG in the 12 games before.

Record: 18-14

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 4, Oilers -1

Reason: Regehr.

Record: 18-14

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Oilers 4, Kings 3

Reason: This one I am really not sure how to pick. Edmonton is surging and up until Vancouver was scoring. With Quick in net and the speed of the Oilers in conjunction with the dreaded day game I could see this one being a game the Kings may drop.

Record: 18-14

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Oilers 2

Reason: Seems our new guy is looking forward to pushing the kids from Edmonton around a little. I’m looking forward to seeing that.

Record: 17-15


Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Oilers 2

Reason: Run and gun costs the slippery ones as the Kings dominate the young(er) lads.

Record: 16-16

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Justin Williams 3, Oilers No score

Reason: JWill is en fuego. The Kings are rounding into Stanley Cup form. ANd I envision a consecutive blanking.

Record: 16-16

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score:

Reason:

Record: 14-18

Prediction Panel: Apr. 4

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Wild 1

Reason: The Wild will be tame now that Heatley’s on the shelf.

Record: 19-12

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 4, Wild 1

Reason: We’ll get an empty netter, too.

Record: 19-12

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)

Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 3, Wild 1

Reason: New Wild acquisitions? Who cares. We’ve got Robyn Regehr.

Record: 17-14

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)

Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 5, Wild 4

Reason: It’s gonna be a Wild game.  See what I did there?

Record: 17-14

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)

Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4, Wild 2 (or Wild 1 if Bernier plays)

Reason: Minnesota played last night in a brutal game against the sharks and kings have long memories of the last time they played.

Record: 17-14

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Wild 2

Reason: Wild are playing a tough back to back set. Kings are back home for the first time in a while. And, eventually this score HAS to work out for me!

Record: 16-15

Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 3, Wild 2

Reason: No idea how to call this one. Could go either way but I’d like to think the new guy will be enough to bring out the best in everyone.

Record: 15-16

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 6, Wild 1

Reason: This is gonna be good. The Wild added another sniper, boosting their offense. The Kings’ offense still isn’t hitting on all cylinders, mostly because of the expended two-way play they have had to do all season. But with the steadying force of Robyn Regehr on the blueline, the offense can now focus on the task at hand: outscoring the Wild. Bernier is in net, so we’re good.

Record: 15-16

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score: Kings 4 Wild 2.

Reason: A little rest at home hopefully helps.

Record: 13-18

Prediction Panel: Apr. 2

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 5, Coyotes 2

Reason: The Kings will take advantage of a down-and-out Coyotes team and continue their success in the desert.

Record: 19-11

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9, 3/31)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 4, Yotes 1.

Reason: Carter will be a pest for whoever is in goal.

Record: 19-11

Perfect prediction: 3 (3/31)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score:

Reason:

Record: 17-13

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 2

Reason: I hate the GD Yotes

Record: 17-13

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 2

Reason: Although the oracle is unclear on this one, the Kings momentum will carry them over the Yotes. Yotes may be moving players out as deadline approaches as well which means there may be some additional unease in their locker room.

Record: 17-13

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Coyotes 2

Reason: Let it be so!

Record: 16-14


Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 1, Coyotes 4

Reason: Trap game costs Kings 2 points against the wounded but dangerous Coyotes.

Record: 14-16

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 2, Coyotes 0

Reason: Those Coyotes have a beating owed to them.

Record: 15-15

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Prediction Panel: Mar. 31

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Stars 2

Reason: They lost both meetings on home ice. Perhaps being in Big D will give the Kings enough juice to win.

Record: 18-11

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9)

Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 3,  Old Men, 2

Reason: Hopefully the boys can regroup and bounce back.

Record: 18-11


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Stars 4, Kings 2

Reason: 2nd of a back to back game after a hard fought road game resulting in loss, in the afternoon on a Sunday? Lots of bad signs, so even though this Stars team is not impressive, I’m worried about the outcome.

Record: 17-12

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 6, Stars 5

Reason: Gotta score to win against Dallas I guess

Record: 16-14

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)

Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4, Stars 1

Reason: I went against the oracle for the Wild and paid dearly for my sacrilege. I shant make the same mistake again as the oracle clearly shows the Kings will not lose games played in Column five…especially with a goalie whose save percentage is over .900%

Record: 16-13

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 4, Stars 2

Reason: Why not? It’s what we all want, right?

Record: 15-14


Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 2, Dallas 4

Reason: Close game until the 3rd when Bernier lets in a questionable goal with about 10 minutes left giving Dallas a one goal lead. Kings push but Dallas takes advantage with a 2 on 1 with about 5 minutes left going up 4-2.

Record: 14-15

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 3, Stars 1

Reason: Bernier should be in goal, Kings should rally to win.

Record: 14-15

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score: Kings 4, Stars 2

Reason: They’re exhausted but determined, I hope.

Record: 12-17

Prediction Panel: Mar. 30

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Wild 0

Reason: Kings will take advantage of a tired Wild team and that includes Quick bringing his A-game.

Record: 18-10

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score:

Reason:

Record: 18-10


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 3, Wild 2

Reason: This assumes the Kings continue their play from St. Louis which was completely dominant, while Minnesota has the same home record this season as Chicago, so it won’t be easy to come away with a W. Oh and Toffoli scores BECAUSE HE CAN.

Record: 17-11

Perfect Prediction: (2/5, 2/20, 3/28)


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 3, Wild 2

Reason: Doughty scores again.

Record: 16-12

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4, Wild 2

Reason: Even though Schedule Oracle clearly says the Kings are due to lose….Ill go with the Kings momentum and the fact Minnie played the previous night and lost badly as part of my eccentric thought and decision making process.

Record: 16-12

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Wild 3

Reason: Crazy schedule equals crazy games. This one should not disappoint.

Record: 15-13


Matt from Life In Hockeywood

Score: Kings 3, Wild 2

Reason: 3-2 league. Yada yada yada

Record: 14-14

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Wild 4, Kings 1

Reason: Kings give up an early one, then go down by 2 in the 2nd. The Kings get one in the 3rd only to give it right back within a minute. The Wild finish off the Champs with an empty netter after a terrible turnover in the NZ by Doughty. Of course, I’ve been wrong about 5 games in a row so you can expect a fantastic win by the Kings.

Record: 13-15

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score: Kings 3, Wild 1

Reason: This could be a defensive battle.

Record: 12-16

Prediction Panel: Mar. 28

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 4, Blues 1

Reason: More road offense in store.

Record: 17-10

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9)

Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 3, Blues 0

Reason: Tyffoli scores again

Record: 17-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/5)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 4, Blues 2

Reason: A very physical contest is controlled by the bigger team.

Record: 16-11


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 3, Blues 1

Reason: Cus Stone Cold said so

Record: 15-12

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 3, Blues 1

Reason: Kings regain the swagger and feel all presidential and stuff.

Record: 15-12

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 4, Blues 0

Reason: Confidence has to be high after squeezing out a win vs the best team in the league. Also, the Ducks are still within reach for the Pacific Division title.

Record: 14-13


Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Blues 2, Kings…1

Reason: When you’re as wrong as often as I am, it’s best to keep digging.

Record: 13-14

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Me, myself and I

Score: Kings 4, Blues 1

Reason: Jeff Carter finds the back of the net, as well as Anze Kopitar. The big question is whether or not Tyler Toffoli will continue to announce his presence with authority.

Record: 13-14

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Prediction Panel: Mar. 25 Kings vs. Blackhawks

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Blackhawks 4, Kings 2

Reason: I just don’t see the Kings winning

Record: 17-9

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9)


Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 2, Hawks 3

Reason: The Kings score and hustle.  But it’s not enough.

Record: 17-9

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/5)


Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Blackhawks 3, Kings 1

Reason: Not being able to score against a team like this doesn’t bode well for success.

Record: 16-10

Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Hawks 4 Kings 1

Reason: Kings finally break the goal drought in the 3rd but not enough to get the W.

Record: 15-11

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 3, Blackhawks 2

Reason: Just because

Record: 14-12

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Hawks 4, Kings 1

Reason: If the Kings can’t score, its gonna be awfully difficult to beat the best team in the league… in their barn.

Record: 14-12


Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Blackhawks 6, Kings 3

Reason: Don’t see the champs rising to the occasion after their home sputter.

Record: 13-13

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)


Doh. Missed a game!

Score:

Reason:

Record: 13-13

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score:

Reason:

Record: 11-15

Prediction Panel: Mar. 23

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 5, Canucks 2

Reason: Kings usually bounce back nicely after a loss and they always play well on Hockey Night in Canada.

Record: 17-8

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9)

Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 4, Nucks 1.

Reason: Strong game back, with hard hits.

Record: 17-8

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/5)

Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 3, Canucks 2

Reason: WATCH OUT FOR ALEX EDLER THE KILLING MACHINE!!!

Record: 16-9


Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 3, Canucks 2

Reason: Sutter said so.

Record: 14-11

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)


Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Canucks 5, Kings 2

Reason: Just a gut feel that being stoned in the last game is going to lead to the team taking some chances and the snowball effect setting in.

Record: 14-11

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 3, Canucks 2  (OT)

Reason: Dustin Brown reminds us that he’s Dustin Brown. Big hit, bigger goal.

Record: 14-11

Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Canucks 1

Reason: Vancouver’s going to get their ass handed to them tomorrow.

Record: 13-12

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)

Yours Truly

Score: Kings 2, Canucks 1

Reason: This is going to be a hard-hitting game. Thank goodness the Kings have the heaviest hitter in the game. Right, Henrik?

Record: 13-12

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Prediction Panel: Mar. 21

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 4, Stars 1

Reason: While Kari Lehtonen’s been playing well, he won’t have enough to stop Los Angeles’ home cooking if you will.

Record: 17-7

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9)

Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 3,  Stars 0

Reason: Quick is looking forward to playing the old guys.

Record: 17-7

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/5)

Reed from Crowned Royal

Score:

Reason:

Record: 16-8

Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 5, Stars 2

Reason: Why not?

Record: 14-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)

Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 3, Stars 2

Reason: Its a 3-2 league….wash, rinse, repeat.

Record: 14-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 4, Stars 1

Reason: Even though he has nothing to do with it, Shane Doan can still kiss my ass.

Record: 14-10

Paul from Kings News Daily

Score:

Reason:

Record: 13-11

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)

This guy

Score: Kings 5, Stars 3

Reason: Payback is a bitch, and someone has to pay.

Record: 13-11

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Surly Jacob from Surly And Scribe

Score:

Reason:

Record: 12-12

Perfect prediction: 1 (1/25)

Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score: Kings 3, Dallas 1.

Reason: I hope they catch Dallas tired. And I hope they give up fewer than 30 shots.

Record: 11-13

Prediction Panel: Mar. 19

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Coyotes 1

Reason: The goaltending will remain hot for the home side.

Record: 16-7

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9)

Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 3, Coyotes 1.

Reason: Doughty will get 1

Record: 16-7

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/5)

Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 1

Reason: Since I’ve mailed in my last dozen or so predictions, for anyone who is bored enough to want to read a more extensive analysis on the backend of this double header, here ya go:

Running off a three game shutout streak (that is, that they haven’t scored in 3 games), out of sheer luck they’ll put one in tonight. But they don’t have an answer to this Kings lineup. Doan, Torres, and Hanzal try to throw their weight around, but the Kings are bigger. Sullivan, Boedker, and Korpikoski try to dangle through the Kings defense, and on the rare chance they succeed, they cannot penetrate whoever is in the Kings’ net. Conversely, whoever is in the Coyotes’ net cannot stop the onslaught brought on either by Kopitar, Carter, Richards, and now Toffoli’s skill, or by Clifford, Brown, King, or Lewis’s grit.

The only way Phoenix has a prayer is if Shane Doan takes over like he did in Game 4 of the WCF, but this year he seems to have learned his playing style from his linemate Raffi Torres. He throws checks that seem to only have revenge as a motivator, not to constructively disrupt or create a hockey play, so there should be zero fear of this actually happening. Mike Smith, (like Nashville’s, the 2011-12 St. Louis, and Ottawa’s current goaltenders) has hidden behind a sound team defensive structure, and when this breaks down his infallibility is opaque. This current Phoenix Coyotes team simply cannot compete with this Los Angeles Kings team, and will lose 9 out of 10 games to them.

Record: 15-8

Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 2, Yotes 3

Reason: Hey, stick with what’s working I say. I’ll be the sacrificial lamb.

Record: 13-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)

Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 4 Coyotes 2

Reason: Both Games.  Kings Rule

Record: 13-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)

Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 0

Reason: The Kings are in Coyotes head now, and in the heads of the children, and their children’s children. Each line gets a goal….including Fraser.

Record: 13-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Coyotes 1

Reason: Two consecutive days of Shane Doan kissing my ass would be perfect.

Record: 13-10


Surly Jacob from Surly And Scribe

Score:

Reason:

Record: 12-11

Perfect prediction: 1 (1/25)


Some bald guy

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 0

Reason: I don’t wanna say why. Let’s just say a little birdie told me.

Record: 12-11

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)


Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 1

Reason: Hopefully they build off the better third and finish them off again.

Record: 10-13