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
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
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:
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