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Kings vs Flames Game 74: Lines, Notes & How to Watch

The Kings will get some reinforcements with Blake Lizotte returning after his one-game suspension.



The Los Angeles Kings are flying high, currently riding a franchise-record 12-game point streak. Tuesday they kick off their four-game road trip against the Calgary Flames.

Puck drops at 6:00 PM.

The Kings hammered the Flames 8-2 in their last meeting, so I'd expect the Flames to come out with a lot of jump as they look for revenge.

The Kings will get some reinforcements with Blake Lizotte returning after his one-game suspension.

They'll also have Kevin Fiala and Sean Durzi back in the lineup, who they were missing in the 8-2 victory.

It was announced Tuesday morning that Gabe Vilardi did not travel with the team to Calgary and is listed day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

With that in mind, I'd expect Zack MacEwen to draw in on the fourth line given how physical a team Calgary is. Although Arthur Kaliyev is certainly an option.

Projected Los Angeles Kings Lines:

Quinton Byfield-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe

Kevin Fiala-Phil Danault-Viktor Arvidsson

Alex Iafallo-Blake Lizotte-Trevor Moore

Carl Grundstrom-Rasmus Kupari-Zack MacEwen


Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty

Vladislav Gavrikov-Matt Roy 

Sean Durzi-Sean Walker


Joonas Korpisalo

Pheonix Copley

Projected Calgary Flames Lines:

Andrew Mangiapane-Elias Lindholm-Tyler Toffoli

Jonathan Huberdeau-Mikael Backlund-Blake Coleman

Nick Ritchie -Nazem Kadri-Dillon Dube

Milan Lucic-Trevor Lewis-Walker Duehr


Noah Hanifin -Rasmus Andersson

Nikita Zadorov- MacKenzie Weegar 

Dennis Gilbert-Troy Stecher


Jakob Markstrom

Daniel Vladar

Special Teams:

Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 63-245, 25.71%, 2nd in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 60-244, 75.41%, 22nd in NHL

Calgary Flames Power Play: 46-227, 20.35%, 20th in NHL

Calgary Flames Penalty Kill: 45-249, 81.93%, 10th in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:

  • The Kings are the only club this season to record four or more power-play goals in multiple games (4 PPG on Jan. 9 vs. EDM; 4 PPG on Mar. 26 vs. STL).
  • Viktor Arvidsson and Phillip Danault each notched three points in Sunday night’s first period, becoming the third and fourth Kings players in the past ten years to record three or more points in the opening frame of a game, joining Kevin Fiala (2-1=3 on Feb. 18, 2022) and Jeff Carter (1-2=3 on Feb. 9, 2017).
  • Since the March 3 trade deadline, Vladislav Gavrikov’s plus-9 rating is tied for third-best among all league defensemen while his 20:49 time-on-ice/game ranks third among all Kings skaters behind only Drew Doughty (25:34) and Mikey Anderson (21:25).
  • Seven of Matt Roy’s nine goals this season have come on the road.
  • Anze Kopitar (18) sits two goals shy of recording his second career 20-road goal season (22G in 2017-18). Only five skaters in Kings history have registered multiple 20-road goal seasons: Marcel Dionne (5x), Wayne Gretzky (2x), Bernie Nicholls (4x), Luc Robitaille (6x) and Charlie Simmer (3x).

How to Watch:

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

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