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Kings vs Avalanche Game 66: Lines, Notes & How to Watch

There’s been no confirmation of any injury, but after not practicing Wednesday, it’s unlikely Sean Durzi plays in Colorado.



On the back of four straight wins, the Los Angeles Kings hit the road to take on the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night. 

Puck drops at 6:00 PM.

This is the lone road game that splits up a run of 10 out of 11 games at home.

It's also their most difficult game on paper. The Avalanche are making a late push to surge up the standings and have won 7 of their last 10.

There's been no confirmation of any injury, but after not practicing Wednesday, it's unlikely Sean Durzi plays in Colorado.

The Kings called up Jordan Spence on Wednesday, but there's no guarantee he gets into a game. One of Spence or Sean Walker will draw in next to Alex Edler though. 

This also means the Vladislav Gavrikov-Matt Roy pairing will stay together. This will be their most difficult test yet, but they've been great together through two games.

I'd expected Todd McLellan to continue the goalie rotation, making Joonas Korpisalo is the likely starter tonight. 

It's possible Arthur Kaliyev comes back into the lineup to replace Zach MacEwen, but practice Wednesday indicated no changes on the fourth line. 

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 Walker/Jordan Spence


Joonas Korpisalo

Pheonix Copley

Expected Colorado Avalanche Lines, Per CHN:

Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Valeri Nichushkin

Matt Nieto – J.T. Compher – Mikko Rantanen

Andrew Cogliano – Lars Eller – Logan O’Connor

Evan Rodrigues – Alex Newhook – Denis Malgin


Devon Toews – Cale Makar

Samuel Girard – Bowen Byram

Jack Johnson – Brad Hunt


Alexandar Georgiev

Jonas Johansson

Special Teams:

Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 54-219, 24.66%, 5th in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 53-221, 76.02%, 23rd in NHL

Colorado Avalanche Power Play: 45-197, 22.84%, 9th in NHL

Colorado Avalanche Penalty Kill: 41-193, 78.76%, 18th in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:

  • The Kings’ four road shootout wins leads all teams this season.
  • Mikey Anderson registered his third goal of the season on Monday night, setting a new single season career-high.
  • No team has more one-goal game victories this season than the Kings (20).
  • Zack MacEwen made his LA Kings debut on March 6 vs. Washington and recorded one blocked shot, two hits and one takeaway in 5:52 minutes of time-on-ice.
  • Only Colorado’s Cale Makar (26:42) averages more time-on-ice per game among all skaters than Drew Doughty (26:21).

How to Watch:

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

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