It’s a whole new world for the LA Kings. Coming off back-to-back wins for what may feel like a lifetime to coach Todd McLellan, Tuesday night’s game vs. the visiting Anaheim Ducks brings an interesting question — ‘Will LA’s veteran coach opt to fiddle with a winning lineup again?’
Saturday’s game vs. San Jose saw a few shakeups and it led to another victory. We’re assuming he’ll once again look to fiddle with his bottom-six, and this could result in Gabe Vilardi sitting if McLellan wants to add some extra physicality to his forward group. He could also slide Vilardi to center and opt to rest Jaret Anderson-Dolan or Rasmus Kupari instead. You just never know these days, McLellan has had a few curveballs up his sleeves recently.
One thing is for sure, he won’t be adding Quinton Byfield to the mix this week.
For more on Byfield, and an overall evaluation of the Kings roster, be sure to check out last Friday’s Kings Of The Podcast episode posted here.
LA Kings Projected Lineup vs. Anaheim Ducks
Fiala – Kopitar – Kempe
Iafallo – Danault – Moore
Arvidsson – Lizotte – Kaliyev
JAD – Kupari – Grundstrom / Vilardi
Anderson – Doughty
Durzi – Roy
Edler – Spence
Scratches: Vilardi, Walker
Injured Reserve: Lemieux (targeting mid-late December)
Additional Game Notes
Puck drop is set for 7:30pm PST and will be televised by Bally Sports West.
In Anaheim’s last game played, they fell 4-3 to the Oilers in Edmonton on Saturday.
Here’s how the Ducks lined up for that one:
Here's who we fly with today. pic.twitter.com/OiqKrZdwHM
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) December 17, 2022
Lineup image created by ALo Images
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