After a short business trip to Colorado, the Los Angeles Kings are back home Saturday to face the Nashville Predators.
Puck drops at 7:30 PM.
The Kings are on a season high five-game win streak and can move into top spot in the Pacific Division with a win tonight. And a Vegas loss.
Kevin Fiala did not take morning skate and won't play tonight. Todd McLellan told media Fiala is day-to-day right now.
Trevor Moore moved back onto the second line with Phil Danault and Viktor Arvidsson. With Zack MacEwen drawing back in with Carl Grundstrom and Rasmus Kupari on the fourth line.
Alex Edler and Sean Walker took rushes together and should appear as the third pair.
Pheonix Copley was first off this morning indicating he'll start.
Expected Los Angeles Kings Lines:
Quinton Byfield-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe
Trevor Moore-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
Expected Nashville Predators Lines:
John Leonard-Cody Glass-Matt Duchene
Kiefer Sherwood-Thomas Novak-Luke Evangelista
Rasmus Asplund-Colton Sissons-Philip Tomasino
Yakov Trenin-Michael McCarron-Cole Smith
Roman Josi-Dante Fabbro
Ryan McDonagh-Tyson Barrie
Jeremy Lauzon-Cal Foote
Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 54-223, 24.22%, 5th in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 54-224, 75.89%, 23rd in NHL
Nashville Predators Power Play: 36-195, 18.46%, 25th in NHL
Nashville Predators Penalty Kill: 39-209, 81.34%, 11th in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:
- Forward Anze Kopitar has four points in his last three games against the Predators (0-4=4).
- Defenseman Jordan Spence recorded his first point of the season (0-1=1) Thursday night vs. the Avalanche.
- The Kings have outshot their opponents in nine of their last 10 games at Crypto.com Arena.
- Defenseman Matt Roy enters tonight riding a career-long four-game point and assist streak (0-4=4). The longest point streak by a Kings defenseman this season is six games set by Sean Durzi from Nov. 25 to Dec. 6, 2022 (1-8=9).
- Only Minnesota (7) has more shootout wins this season than the Kings (6)
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