The Kings were shutout in their last game on Thursday, so nothing has changed with the Kings’ key stats. Jeff Carter still leads the team with four goals and six different players remain tied tied for with five points each – including Simon Gagne, who still hasn’t scored a goal this season.
Following a trade with the Panthers on Friday for 6-foot-5 defenseman Keaton Ellerby, LA’s blueline will look slightly different in Detroit. During practice earlier this morning, coach Darry Sutter had him skating alongside Drew Doughty.
He also put Rob Scuderi with Slava Voynov, plus Alec Martinez with Davis Drewiske.
Up front, there were a myriad of changes as well…(updated Sunday 9am PST) and these are the line combinations Sutter will be using:
Simon Gagne - Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford - Jeff Carter - Justin Williams
Dwight King - Mike Richards - Jordan Nolan
Brad Richardson - Jarret Stoll - Trevor Lewis
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