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Kings vs Canucks Game 81: Lines, Notes & How to Watch

Morning skate indicated no changes at forward.



In their penultimate regular season game, the Los Angeles Kings take on the Vancouver Canucks at 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 

Sean-Durzi-Sean Walker


Joonas Korpisalo

Pheonix Copley

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


Colin Delia

Thatcher Demko

Special Teams:

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

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