With four straight wins on their recent homestand, the Kings have pulled their record up to an NHL .500, with a 5-5-1 showing after 11 games.
Carl Grundstrom, originally drafted by the Maple Leafs and later acquired by the Kings in a deal that sent Jake Muzzin to Toronto, will return to town for only the second time in black and white. He faced the Leafs in Toronto back in November 2019, yet came away pointless after playing over 14 minutes. Thus far this season, Grundstrom has two goals in eight games played.
Following Monday night’s action, the Kings will immediately head to Montreal for a Tuesday night game with the Canadiens. Given the back-to-back games, expect Cal Petersen and Jonathan Quick to once again split the starting goaltender responsibilities. For the Maple Leafs, old friend Jack Campbell will get the start in goal.
LA KINGS PROJECTED LINEUP vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS on 11/8
Kempe – Kopitar – Brown
Iafallo – Danault – Athanasiou
Grundstrom – Kupari – Moore
Lemieux – Lizotte – Kaliyev
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 Leafs side of things:
Maple Leafs will dress the same lineup tonight that beat Boston Saturday.
— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) November 8, 2021
Maple Leafs goaltender Petr Mrázek has been placed on injured reserve due to a groin injury, retroactive to November 4.
He is expected to miss approximately four weeks.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) November 7, 2021
KINGS MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Alex Edler – one goal away from career number 100
Anze Kopitar – needs 56 points to pass Dave Taylor for third on the Kings all-time scoring list
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Puck drop is scheduled for 4:30 pm PST tonight and the game will be on Ballys Sports West and NHL Network.
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