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Kings vs Blue Jackets Game 69: Lines, Notes & How to Watch

It’s their first game against the Blue Jackets since the trade, but both are ready for the challenge.



In game three of a seven-game homestand, the Los Angeles Kings take on the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday at Arena.

Puck drops at 7:30 PM.

It will be a big game personally for Vladislav Gavrikov and Joonas Korpisalo. It's their first game against the Blue Jackets since the trade, but both are ready for the challenge.

Korpisalo will be watching the matchup from the bench though, with Pheonix Copley expected to start, continuing the Kings' goalie rotation.

According to Todd McLellan at morning skate, there are no lineup changes expected for the Kings.

Currently anchored at the bottom of the league, the Blue Jackets are coming off a thrilling 6-5 victory over the San Jose Sharks last time out. And have some weapons to hurt you with, particularly Johnny Gaudreau and Patrik Laine. 

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-Arthur Kaliyev


Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty

Vladislav Gavrikov-Matt Roy 

Alex Edler-Sean Walker


Pheonix Copley

Joonas Korpisalo

Expected Columbus Blue Jackets Lines:

Johnny Gaudreau-Boone Jenner-Emil Bemstrom

Patrik Laine-Jack Roslovic-Kirill Marchenko

Eric Robinson-Cole Sillinger-Kent Johnson

Liam Foudy-Lane Pederson-Mathieu Olivier


Nick Blankenburg-Erik Gudbranson

Tim Berni-Andrew Peeke

Gavin Bayreuther-Adam Boqvist


Daniil Tarasov

Michael Hutchinson

Special Teams:

Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 56-228, 24.56%, 4th in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 55-229, 75.89%, 23rd in NHL

Columbus Blue Jackets Power Play: 33-175, 18.86%, 25th in NHL

Columbus Blue Jackets Penalty Kill: 47-199, 76.38%, 21st in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:

  • The Kings have points in four of their last five meetings vs. the Blue Jackets, dating back to Dec. 19, 2019 (2-1-2).
  • Fourteen different skaters tallied a point for the Kings Tuesday night against the Islanders, marking a new season-high. The last time 14 Kings skaters earned a point in a game was Nov. 8, 2016, vs. Toronto.
  • Of Adrian Kempe’s 32 goals this season, nine have come on the power play. No Kings skater has scored 10 power-play goals in a single season since Jeff Carter (10) in the 2016-17 campaign.
  • On Tuesday, Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar both factored on the same goal for the 285th time in the regular season, which is the third-highest such total by a pair of teammates in franchise history behind Marcel Dionne and Dave Taylor (476x) as well as Kopitar and Dustin Brown (305x).
  • The Kings are 26-2-2 when leading after two periods of play this season.

How to Watch:

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

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