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5 Things To Watch For On NBC Sports Network

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Pat Donahue - Director, Digital Media

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5 Things To Watch For On NBC Sports Network
Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild

KINGS (0-0-0) at WILD (0-0-0)

TV: NBCSN, TSN2      RADIO: AM 870

1. It's opening night! The Kings are in Minnesota to open up the 2013-14 season, a full 82 games this time. They are 19-17-9 all-time on Opening Night.

2. The Kings have played the most playoff games in the NHL the last two seasons. Out of 12 ESPN analysists; 6 picked the LA Kings to win the Cup, while 1 had them losing in the finals. All but 3 placed them in the Western Conference Finals. See here.

3. Battle of California has an amazing breakdown on just how far Charlie Conway rollerbladed through Minnesota to round up his team. (Spoiler alert - it's over 43 miles) CLICK HERE.

4. Meet the new guys. Even though they've played in the preseason; Carcillo, Frattin, and Scrivens will suit up in a Kings sweater for the first time ever.

5. Willie is back. The last time Willie Mitchell played in a non-preseason game, he lifted the Stanley Cup over his head. Although he's been pretty busy since then...

2013-2014 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 31 '14 MIN 3 at LAK 2 M. Koivu
Jan 07 '14 MIN 2 at LAK 1 - SO N. Niederreiter
Oct 03 '13 LAK 3 at MIN 2 - SO A. Kopitar
J. Carter1101+0000
D. Doughty1101+0010
R. Regehr1011+1000
S. Voynov1011+1000
A. Kopitar1011+0000
M. Frattin1011+0000
W. Mitchell1000+0200
J. Williams1000+0000
J. Stoll1000+0000
D. Brown1000+0000
M. Richards1000+0000
C. Fraser1000+0700
T. Lewis1000+0000
D. King1000+0000
K. Clifford1000+0900
J. Nolan1000+0000
M. Greene1000-1200
J. Muzzin1000-1000
J. Quick11-0-02291.85.931
M. Cooke1101+1000
J. Brodin1101-1010
K. Brodziak1011+1000
M. Granlund1011+1000
N. Niederreiter1011-1200
M. Scandella1000+1000
J. Spurgeon1000+1000
M. Koivu1000+0000
J. Pominville1000+0000
Z. Konopka1000+0700
K. Ballard1000+0500
Z. Parise1000+0000
C. Stoner1000+0000
T. Mitchell1000+0000
J. Fontaine1000+0000
D. Heatley1000-1000
R. Suter1000-1000
C. Coyle1000-1200
N. Backstrom10-0-12181.85.889