Game Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs LA Kings

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Jan 7, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Steve Staios (left) and interim head coach Peter Horachek (center) and assistant coach Steve Spott (right) during the first period against the Washington Capitals at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Two teams on opposite poles of the advanced statistics spectrum.

The Kings control the puck – it’s that simple. They get the puck and get shot attempts on an extremely lopsided advantage over Toronto.

That’s not going to make things easy for the Leafs.

Los Angeles also spends the majority of their zone starts in the offensive zone compared to the defensive zone so the Leafs will have their work cut out for them against one of the best possession teams in the league.

The Leafs have been better since the Randy Carlyle firing but with improvements coming gradually it could be a tough night of possession for the Leafs.