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Kings expected to turn to Bernier against Flames

Wednesday, 02.20.2013 / 2:55 PM

By Aaron Vickers - Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Kings expected to turn to Bernier against Flames

CALGARY, Alberta -- Playing the second of back-to-back games, the Los Angeles Kings are expected to start Jonathan Bernier against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday night.

Bernier will play in place of Jonathan Quick, who made 23 saves in a 3-1 win a night ago against the Edmonton Oilers -- his first win in four starts.

Coach Darryl Sutter didn’t confirm which goaltender would play, but captain Dustin Brown said the team has confidence in Bernier, making his fourth appearance of the season.

"That's the beauty of having two good goalies, especially on scenarios like this when you're playing back-to-back," Brown said. "Bernier's played well for us when he's gotten the opportunity this year. He's always come in and played well."

Here are the projected lines and defensive pairings for Wednesday night's game between the Kings and Flames:


Kyle CliffordMike RichardsJeff Carter

Dustin BrownAnze KopitarJustin Williams

Dwight KingJarret StollDustin Penner

Jordan NolanTrevor LewisColin Fraser

Rob ScuderiSlava Voynov

Keaton EllerbyDrew Doughty

Jake MuzzinDavis Drewiske

Jonathan Bernier

Jonathan Quick

Scratched: Andrew Campbell, Simon Gagne, Brad Richardson

Injured: Matt Greene, Alec Martinez, Willie Mitchell


Jiri HudlerRoman HorakRoman Cervenka

Michael CammalleriAlex TanguayJarome Iginla

Curtis GlencrossMatt StajanLee Stempniak

Blake ComeauSteve BeginTim Jackman

Dennis WidemanTJ Brodie

Jay BouwmeesterMark Giordano

Derek SmithChris Butler

Joey MacDonald

Daniel Taylor

Scratched: Anton Babchuk, Blair Jones, Cory Sarich.

Injured: Mikael Backlund, Sven Baertschi, Paul Byron, Miikka Kiprusoff

Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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