Will home be sweet for Kings?
I’m no rocket scientist — this much has been proven, time and time again — but a simple look at the schedule and statistics would indicate that the Kings have reached an important part of the season. Let’s look at the raw numbers. The Kings have a 13-2-1 home record and a 9-11-1 road record. Between tonight and the end of January, the Kings play 11 of their 14 games at home. After that, they start February with 10 consecutive road games. Point is, given how tough and balanced the Western Conference has been so far, the Kings likely need to start storing points right now, so that they don’t have to scramble for them in March. Tonight’s game against Philadelphia is the start of an eight-game homestead that could put the Kings in solid position or leave them a bit nervous. What do you think? How many wins would you feel comfortable with during the homestead? After tonight, the Kings face San Jose, Chicago, Nashville, Columbus, Toronto, St. Louis and Edmonton.