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Kings vs Capitals Game 65: Lines, Notes & How to Watch

Copley was first off this morning, indicating he’ll get the start over his former team.



The Pheonix Copley revenge tour is on as the Los Angeles Kings take on the Washington Capitals.

Puck drops at 7:30 PM. 

Copley was first off this morning, indicating he'll get the start over his former team.

Newcomer Zack MacEwen is also expected to make his Kings debut. 

Todd McLellan said this morning a decisions has yet to be made on who he replaces. But Arthur Kaliyev took extra ice time after practice, indicating he's the odd man out. 

There are no changes expected on the back end. The Vladislav Gavrikov and Matt Roy pairing will stay together and Sean Durzi will remain on the right side. 

Expected Los Angeles Kings Lines:

Quinton Byfield-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe

Kevin Fiala-Phil Danault-Viktor Arvidsson

Alex Iafallo-Blake Lizotte-Gabe Vilardi

Carl Grundstrom-Rasmus Kupari-Zack MacEwen


Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty

Vladislav Gavrikov-Matt Roy 

Alex Edler-Sean Durzi


Pheonix Copley

Joonas Korpisalo

Expected Washington Capitals Lines:

Alex Ovechkin-Evgeny Kuznetsov-Tom Wilson

Anthony Mantha-Nicklas Backstrom-T.J. Oshie

Sonny Milano-Dylan Strome-Craig Smith

Conor Sheary-Nic Dowd-Nicolas Aube-Kubel


Rasmus Sandin-Trevor Van Riemsdyk

Matt Irwin-Gabriel Carlsson

Alexander Alexeyev-Vincent Ioro


Darcy Kuemper

Charlie Lindgren

Special Teams:

Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 54-214, 25.23%, 3rd in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 52-216, 75.93%, 22nd in NHL

Washington Capitals Power Play: 41-194, 21.13%, 17th in NHL

Washington Capitals Penalty Kill: 31-174, 82.18%, 9th in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:

  • The Kings have given up the second-fewest first period shots this season (547), behind only Carolina (463).
  • Matt Roy recorded his 12th assist and 21st point of the campaign on Saturday, matching his single-season career high previously set in the 2021-22 season (2-19=21).
  • No team has more one-goal game victories this season than the Kings (20).
  • With a point tonight, Quinton Byfield can extend his point streak (0-3=3) into a career-long fourth game.
  • Adrian Kempe (119-114=233) is one point shy of tying Marty McSorley (71-163=234) for the 29th-most points in franchise history.

How to Watch:

TV: Bally Sports West, ESPN+; Radio: iHeartRadio

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