LA Kings (3-1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Haha, Sharks suck), 7:30 PM
Fox Sports West
So here's a question: who'd you rather have on the ice?
Line 1: Andrei Loktionov - Anze Kopitar - Dustin Brown
Line 2: Ryan Smyth - Jarret Stoll - Justin Williams
Line 3: Alexei Ponikarovsky - Michal Handzus - Wayne Simmonds
It's a fun little question. Line 1 has the best player in Anze Kopitar, but they haven't really gelled quite yet. Line 2 has the best results so far, but... it can't really be them, right? Line 3 is the best defensively but is probably the weakest offensively.
A few other things to consider:
Line 1- 22.666666666 years old
Line 2- 30.333333333 years old
Line 3- 28.333333333 years old
Line 1- 6'2/3"
Line 2- 6'2/3"
Line 3- 6'3 1/3"
Average nose length:
Line 1- 2 1/8"
Line 2- 5" (results skewed by one line member)
Line 3- 2 1/4"
I think I'd take line 3 in a line battle but I'm not 100%. It's a fun problem to have. And unlike the Sharks, we have a defense! And a goalie!
Prediction: Kings win, 5-2. Goals by Kopitar (x2), Williams, Doughty and Simmonds.