After escaping Columbus with two points, the Kings now face back-to-back games to close out their road trip.
Pacific Division standings
— The Mayor | John Hoven (@mayorNHL) March 6, 2022
Head coach Todd McLellan remains in protocol, so Trent Yawney will once again serve as LA’s bench boss.
Brendan Lemieux is expected to miss today’s game after suffering an apparent leg injury vs. the Blue Jackets.
Leg injury. He was visibly in pain on the bench and hobbled off to the locker room. https://t.co/STwVyjUVXI
— The Mayor | John Hoven (@mayorNHL) March 5, 2022
As for who replaced Lemieux on the fourth line, it will be either Carl Grundstrom or Andreas Athanasiou.
LA KINGS PROJECTED LINEUP vs. BUFFALO SABRES
JAD – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Iafallo – Byfield – Brown
AA/Grundstrom – Lizotte – Kaliyev
Other options: Athanasiou, Grundstrom
Anderson – Doughty
Maatta – Roy
Björnfot – Durzi
Other options: Moverare
KINGS DAILY QUESTION
VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE
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I am home with my family. My mother passed away yesterday due to myelodysplastic syndrome, a very rare kind of blood cancer. For 3 years she fought. I am deeply heartbroken.
I ask for people to donate to @MDSFoundation @RedCross and @AmericanCancer for what they do.
— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) March 4, 2022
KINGS MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Anze Kopitar — needs 20 points to pass Dave Taylor for third on the Kings all-time scoring list
Dustin Brown — 5 goals away from passing Bernie Nicholls for fifth place in Kings franchise history
Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00am PST today and the game will be televised on Bally Sports Network.
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