Jeff Zatkoff in line to man Kings' post Thursday

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff was the first goalie off the ice ahead of Thursday's contest against the Carolina Hurricanes.

What It Means:

Zatkoff allowed just one goal on 26 shots in a win over the Arizona Coyotes last Thursday, giving him his first victory of the year. He's now 1-3-0 this season while allowing 3.05 goals per game with a .896 save percentage. The Hurricanes are on the second night of a back-to-back and enter tonight's contest tied for 23rd in the NHL with 2.38 goals for per game.

Our models project Zatkoff to make 25.2 saves on 27.6 shot attempts tonight with a 53.0 percent chance of winning.