Technically speaking, Tuesday night’s game between the Kings and visiting Minnesota Wild doesn’t qualify as an NHL Revenge Game — as the two clubs have already met up once previously this season. However, forward Kevin Fiala would likely argue the point… in any of the four languages he speaks.
After spending the past three-plus seasons in Minnesota, the 26-year-old winger was traded to Los Angeles over the summer with much-deserved fanfare.
In his first faceoff against his old club last month, Fiala recorded a goal and two assists. Even so, we’ll assume he comes into tonight’s game fueled with plenty of motivation to show the Wild what they’re missing out on.
LA Kings Projected Lineup vs. Minnesota Wild
Kempe – Kopitar – Vilardi
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Fiala – Kupari – Grundstrom
Lemieux – Lizotte – Kaliyev
Anderson – Doughty
Durzi – Roy
Edler – Clarke / Walker
Scratches: Anderson-Dolan and one of Clarke / Walker
Long-term Injured Reserve: Iafallo
ICYMI: Byfield has been sent to AHL Ontario
Additional Game Notes
Puck drop is set for 7:30pm PST and will be televised by ESPN+.
REMINDER: The @LAKings games tonight and Thursday will both be broadcast live on @ESPNPlus & @hulu
Tonight vs. Minnesota Wild (@Chargers Night)
Thursday vs. Chicago Blackhawks (Salute to Service presented by @BELFORGroup)
— LA Kings PR (@LAKingsPR) November 8, 2022
Wild projected lineup, per NHL.com:
Kaprizov – Gaudreau – Zuccarello
Greenway – Eriksson Ek – Boldy
Dewar – Rossi – Shaw
Jost – Steel – Cramarossa
Middleton – Spurgeon
Brodin – Dumba
Merrill – Addison
NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes – Hoven on Vilardi, Clarke, Kings Goaltending
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