It’s no longer a secret that the Kings are much better in the second-half of their two-game series after usually dropping the first game. Even a certain defenseman made reference to it during his recent media availability (hint: his jersey reads Doughty 8).
For the eighth and final time this season, the Kings and Golden Knights will play tonight. Despite being at opposite ends of the division standings, most of the previous seven games have been fairly competitive – which is pretty much what you’d expect from a pair of rivals.
Today’s morning skate was optional. However, Matt Luff could potentially replace Brendan
Lemieux or Austin Wagner at wing. On defense, Toby Björnfot skated at practice yesterday in a red non-contact jersey. He’s not expected to be ready for at least a few more games.
This was scheduled to be the final LA Kings Reverse Retro game — but, but, but…not so fast…
Article updated with today's news: https://t.co/CTZQHRhRFn
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LA Kings projected lineup vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Iafallo – Kopitar – Brown
Kempe – JAD – Moore
Athanasiou – Lizotte – Grundstrom
Lemieux – Vilardi – Wagner
Anderson – Doughty
Wolanin – Walker
Maatta – Clague
Other players available:
Matt Roy (protocol)
Toby Bjornfot (injured)
The taxi squad is currently comprised of Troy Grosenick, Drake Rymsha, Cole Hults, Lias Andersson, and Austin Strand.
Should coach Todd McLellan provide any key updates during his media availability, this article will be updated.
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