No. 16: LA Kings
Season Record: 14-11-2
Holding the second wild card slot in the Western Division, the Kings have had a relatively light schedule so far in the month of December. They’ve only played in four games, winning two and losing two. With Jonathan Quick out, Peter Budaj is doing as exemplary job as the backup. He has 13 wins, 7 losses, a 2.18 goals against average, and a .910 save percentage. It will be interesting to see if he can continue at his current pace for the long haul.
The King’s schedule picks up as the month goes along, and they hit the road for the next nine games.