The Los Angeles Kings can extend their point streak to 12 games tonight and will get some reinforcements throughout the lineup.
Kevin Fiala shed his non-contact jersey at morning skate Sunday and per Todd McLellan, is available to play tonight.
He's expected to draw in.
McLellan also mentioned getting players like Arthur Kaliyev, Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Sean Durzi back into the mix. Though not all of them will play tonight.
Based on morning skate, I'd expect Anderson-Dolan and Durzi back in the lineup tonight.
Without an official announcement at the time of writing, I'll be assuming Blake Lizotte isn't available tonight.
Being the second game of the back-to-back, Alex Edler is also a likely scratch.
Projected LA Kings Lines:
Quinton Byfield-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe
Kevin Fiala-Phil Danault-Viktor Arvidsson
Alex Iafallo-Trevor Moore-Gabe Vilardi
Carl Grundstrom-Rasmus Kupari-Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty
Vladislav Gavrikov-Matt Roy
Sean Durzi-Sean Walker
Expected St. Louis Blues Lines:
Jake Neighbours-Robert Thomas-Jordan Kyrou
Sammy Blais-Pavel Buchnevich-Kasperi Kapanen
Brandon Saad-Brayden Schenn-Jakub Vrana
Alexei Toropchenko-Nathan Walker-Tyler Pitlick
Nick Leddy-Colton Parayko
Marco Sandella-Justin Faulk
Torey Krug-Robert Bortuzzo
Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 59-240, 24.58%, 5th in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 58-242, 76.03%, 22nd in NHL
St. Louis Blues Power Play: 42-215, 19.53%, 22nd in NHL
St. Louis Blues Penalty Kill: 43-184, 76.63%, 20th in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:
- Tonight is the second game of the Kings’ tenth set of back-to-backs this season. Prior to this weekend, the team is 10-4-4 in back-tobacks (6-2-1 in the first game, 4-2-3 in the second).
- Phillip Danault recorded his 32nd assist of the season and 200th of his career yesterday afternoon vs. Winnipeg. Danault’s assist also marked his 300th career NHL point (100-200=300). In doing so, Danault became the 18th different skater from the 2011 NHL Draft to reach the 300-point mark.
- Adrian Kempe is one goal shy from tying his career-high of 35 set last season.
- Matt Roy leads all Kings skaters with 137 blocked shots.
- Following tonight’s game, the Kings will embark on a four-game Pacific Division road trip (Mar. 30 at EDM; April 1 at SEA; April 2 at VAN).
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