Two California rivals, the San Jose Sharks and L.A. Kings, do battle in the final game before the holiday break. You can catch all the action on TV (10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) or online using NBC Sports’ Live Extra.
The Kings enter this game with a chance to increase their lead over the Sharks in the Pacific Division to 10 points, while San Jose can close that deficit heading into the holidays with a victory.
L.A.: The Kings are coming off a 5-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday to conclude a six-game road trip through the Eastern Conference that resulted in seven of a possible 12 points.
San Jose: The Sharks are coming off an overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, despite Joe Pavelski scoring his 16th goal of the season.