In the first game of a back-to-back, the Los Angeles Kings take on the Winnipeg Jets Saturday afternoon.
Puck drops at 1:00 PM.
The Kings received some positive injury news on Friday. With Gabe Vilardi returning to practice and taking up his normal spot on the third line. And forward Zack MacEwen taking off the chin guard he's been playing with since joining the team.
Sean Durzi moved into a normal, full-contact jersey Friday and Kevin Fiala joined the group for his first full team practice since his injury.
Between Durzi, Vilardi and Fiala, only Vilardi seems likely to play based on line rushes from Friday.
Joonas Korpisalo is expected between the pipes as Todd McLellan continues the goalie rotation.
The last time these two teams faced off, Anze Kopitar scored four times on route to a shootout win. But that game will be better remembered as Jonathan Quick's last as a King.
The Kings will be looking to keep pace with the Vegas Golden Knights atop the Pacific Division, while the Jets look to stay in the playoff hunt.
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 Winnipeg Jets Lines:
Kyle Connor-Pierre-Luc Dubois-Nino Niederreiter
Nikolaj Ehlers-Mark Scheifele-Blake Wheeler
Vladislav Namestnikov-Adam Lowry-Mason Appleton
Morgan Barron-Kevin Stenlund-Samu Maenalenen
Josh Morrissey-Dylan Demelo
Brenden Dillon-Neal Pionk
Kyle Capobianco-Nate Schmidt
Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 58-238, 24.34%, 6th in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 57-236, 75.85%, 24th in NHL
Winnipeg Jets Power Play: 47-239, 19.67%, 22nd in NHL
Winnipeg Jets Penalty Kill: 35-211, 83.41%, 3rd in NHL
Los Angeles Pregame Notes:
- The Kings are 28-5-2 all-time when both Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty score a regular-season goal on the same game.
How to Watch:
TV: Bally Sports West // Radio: iHeartRadio, Tu Liga Radio