In three games this season, the 6-foot-4 left wing has averaged about 11 minutes of ice time, but has yet to record a shot on goal or point.
However, in four post-season games vs. St. Louis last year, Penner produced a goal and four assists. He also had a great response when asked about Blues’ forward TJ Oshie during a round of Word Association last summer (link).
With a goal in Sunday’s loss to the Red Wings, Anze Kopitar has now tied Jeff Carter for the Kings’ goal scoring lead – four each. At six points on the season, he’s also knotted with Kyle Clifford for the overall points lead too.
Sutter is expected to start the game with the following line combinations:
Simon Gagne – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford – Jeff Carter – Justin Williams
Dwight King – Mike Richards – Jordan Nolan
Dustin Penner – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis
On defense they’ll pair up as follows:
Keaton Ellerby – Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez – Davis Drewiske
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