In their penultimate regular season game, the Los Angeles Kings take on the Vancouver Canucks at Crypto.com Arena.
Puck drops at 7:30.
The Kings registered their first regulation win over the Canucks this season in their last meeting and need another win tonight to keep hold of third place in the division.
The Kings will get some reinforcements tonight with Mike Anderson set to return next to Drew Doughty on the top pair.
This will see Vladislav Gavrikov return next to Matt Roy, and a Sean Durzi-Sean Walker third pair.
Morning skate indicated no changes at forward.
The goalie rotation will continue, with Joonas Korpisalo expected between the pipes.
Los Angeles Kings Lines:
Quinton Byfield-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe
Trevor Moore-Phil Danault-Viktor Arvidsson
Alex Iafallo-Blake Lizotte-Arthur Kaliyev
Carl Grundstrom-Rasmus Kupari-Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty
Vladislav Gavrikov -Matt Roy
Projected Vancouver Canucks Lines:
Phil Di Giuseppe -Elias Petterson-Brock Boeser
Andrei Kuzmenko-J.T. Miller-Vitali Kravstov
Anthony Beauvillier-Sheldon Dries-Conor Garland
Dakota Joshua-Nils Aman-Jack Studnicka
Quinn Hughes-Kyle Burroughs
Akito Hirose-Tyler Myers
Ethan Bear-Cole McWard
Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 66-260, 25.38%, 4th in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 65-254, 75.47%, 25th in NHL
Vancouver Canucks Power Play: 58-263, 22.05%, 12th in NHL
Vancouver Canucks Penalty Kill: 68-234, 70.94%, 32nd in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:
- Defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov has seven points (1-6=7) in eight career games against the Canucks. Overall, Gavrikov enters tonight with three points (1-2=3) over his last four games.
- Only Ryan Suter (14) and Brent Burns (13) have more power play points vs. Vancouver among active defensemen than Drew Doughty (12).
- Sean Durzi’s 8.5% shooting percentage places eighth in the league among all blueliners (min. GP: 70).
- The Kings (5-for-5) are one of five teams to be perfect in coach’s challenges this season: Calgary (7-for-7), Chicago (5-for-5), Philadelphia (5-for-5) and Toronto (6-for-6).
- Only Carolina (41) and Boston (36) have more wins when outshooting their opponents this season than the Kings (34).
How to Watch:
TV: Bally Sports West; Radio: iHeartRadio