Maybe the comparable to draw is Almond Joy or Mounds.
Most nights this season, the Kings seem to either score goals or play defense.
After tinkering with his lines at the end of Monday’s game in Calgary — including moving Carl Grundstrom up to the first line with Anze Kopitar, and dropping Gabe Vilardi down to play with Phil Danault — coach Tood McLellan went back to his familiar setup for Wednesday’s victory in Edmonton. We’re expecting that same configuration tonight in Vancouver.
Perhaps the most interesting thing to follow at morning skate will be what McLellan opts to do with his goaltenders. Friday brings the first of back-to-back games, so conventional wisdom says he will split the games, with each netminder getting one start each.
Will he go right back to Cal Peterson, coming off of his performance vs. the Oilers? Or will McLellan use Jonathan Quick in Vancouver and Petersen in Seattle?
For now, we’re assuming the latter.
LA Kings Projected Lineup vs. Vancouver Canucks
Vilardi – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Fiala – Kupari – Grundstrom
JAD – Lizotte – Kaliyev
Anderson – Doughty
Durzi – Roy
Edler – Walker
Scratches: Andersson, Moverare
Injured Reserve: Lemieux
Long-term Injured Reserve: Iafallo
ICYMI: We posted Alex Turcotte, Brandt Clarke, and Quinton Byfield updates recently. See below for the links.
Additional Game Notes
Puck drop is set for 7:00pm PST and will be televised by Bally Sports.
In Buffalo on Tuesday, the Canucks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Sabers.
Line combinations from Friday’s #Canucks morning skate (according to jersey colour):
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