As we prepare ourselves for EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Stadium Series brought to you by Coors Light, we look take an in depth look at the teams playing in the game; the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.
This season the San Jose Sharks came out to a strong first half propelling to 2nd in the Pacific division with a record of 27-17-6. Leading the Sharks in goals this season is center Joe Pavelski with 25 goals. The player with the most points on the team is Logan Couture. Currently he has 18 goals and 25 assists this season.
The team they will be facing in the Stadium Series game, the Los Angeles Kings, currently hold a record of 21-16-12 (5th place in Pacific Division). Currently leading the Kings in goal scoring this season is Marian Gaborik with 15 goals. Although ranked 6th on the team in goals scored, Anze Kopitar boasts the most points on the team with 38.
What makes this more than an outdoor game is the rivalry between the two squads. Both teams are jockeying for playoff position in the Western Conference. If the season were to end today the San Jose Sharks would be in and the Los Angeles Kings would be on the outside looking in. Not only bragging rights involved in this game, but also key points are at stack if the Los Angeles Kings want to get a shot at defending their Stanley Cup.
We see how much this game matters to both the players and the coaches in EPIX Presents Road to the Stadium Series brought to you by Coors Light.
With so much at stack in this game you can bet the Sharks and Kings are going to give us one hell of a show.