LOS ANGELES -- Anze Kopitar's struggles have cost him his job as the Los Angeles Kings' No. 1 center.
Kopitar, who two goals and five assists through 15 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, began Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final as the Kings' third-line center between Dwight King and Trevor Lewis. Jarret Stoll traded places with Kopitar and started Game 3 skating in between Justin Williams and Dustin Brown.
Stoll has played the past two games after missing six in a row with a concussion. Kopitar has no points in the conference final.
The Blackhawks lead the best-of-7 series, 2-0.
The Kings other two lines stayed the same with Jeff Carter in between Dustin Penner and Tyler Toffoli and Colin Fraser centering Brad Richardson and Kyle Clifford.
The Blackhawks kept their lines and defense pairs from the past two games intact.
Here are the Game 3 lineups for both teams:
Justin Williams - Jarret Stoll - Dustin Brown
Dustin Penner - Jeff Carter - Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King - Anze Kopitar - Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford - Colin Fraser - Brad Richardson
Robyn Regehr - Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi - Slava Voynov
Jake Muzzin - Matt Greene
Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Viktor Stalberg
Marcus Kruger - Dave Bolland - Michael Frolik
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival