The Kings have been rolling of late, with wins in three straight games. Tonight they look to end their home stand with a bang by beating the New Jersey Devils. Andreas Athanasiou will be making his season debut tonight on the fourth line as Lias Andersson comes out of the lineup. Andersson was hurt in Wednesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues and in his absence TJ Tynan has been called up from the Reign. Arthur Kaliyev will jump back on the wing with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown with Andersson out injured.
Defensive pairings will stay the same and Cal Petersen gets back in net for the first time since last Saturday’s game against Montreal.
LA KINGS PROJECTED LINEUP vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS on 11/5
Brown – Kopitar – Kaliyev
Iafallo – Danault – Kempe
Moore – Kupari – Grundstrom
Lemieux – Lizotte – Athanasiou
Other options: Tynan and Andersson
Protocol: Arvidsson and Vilardi
Maatta – Roy
Edler – Clague
Björnfot – Anderson
Other options: Strand
Injured Reserve: Doughty and Walker
On the Devils side of things:
Devils coach Lindy Ruff said he will get an update from the training staff on Dougie Hamilton before a decision is made about him playing tonight against the Kings.
— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) November 5, 2021
KINGS MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Alex Edler – one goal away from career number 100
Anze Kopitar – needs 57 points to pass Dave Taylor for third on the Kings all-time scoring list
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm PST tonight and the game will be on ESPN+.
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