That’s right, it’s only Game 2 of the preseason and the Kings are already faced with a back-to-back scheduling situation. Unlike the regular season, though, this one should be a little easier for coach Todd McLellan to juggle around. Sunday’s nights full squad flew home from San Jose following a 3-2 overtime loss. Then today, in preparation for a Monday night tilt in Sin City, the club reloaded with nearly a full complement of fresh players at their morning skate.
Vegas will also have access to a group of rested replacements after taking part of their team to Colorado on Monday – skating to a 3-1 loss using this lineup:
NOTE: The projected lineup below is subject to change, although this morning’s early skate was an indication of which LA players are traveling to Las Vegas.
LA Kings Projected Lineup vs Vegas Golden Knights
Fiala – Kopitar – Kempe
Vilardi – Kupari – Madden
Andersson – Anderson-Dolan – Thomas
Quine – Helenius – Doty
Anderson – Spence
Edler – Clarke
Moverare – Allard
Management made one roster move earlier today – defenseman Angus Booth was returned to the Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL).
Puck drop is set for 7pm PST on Monday with the game airing on NHL Network TV (believed to be using VGK announcers).
Although Sunday’s preseason opener wasn’t televised locally or in San Jose, here’s a little video of Brandt Clarke setting up Carl Grundstrom for a Kings goal vs. the Sharks:
— LA Kings (@LAKings) September 26, 2022
After tonight, LA’s next preseason game will be Wednesday vs. San Jose — at Toyota Arena in Ontario, dubbed The Empire Classic.
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