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Projected lineups for Kings, Blues

Tuesday, 10.18.2011 / 2:39 PM

By Curtis Zupke - Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Kings, Blues
Here are what the lineups for the Kings and Blues likely will look like tonight when they meet in Los Angeles. It's the Kings' first game at home since a Sept. 25 preseason game against the Ducks.

In addition to the opening-night festivities, the wives and girlfriends of Kings players will sell "Love for Lokomotiv" bracelets near section 103 of Staples Center for $10 each to benefit the families and children of the KHL team members that were killed in a plane crash Sept. 7. 

Simon Gagne - Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams
Dustin Penner - Mike Richards - Dustin Brown
Brad Richardson - Jarret Stoll - Ethan Moreau
Kyle Clifford - Trevor Lewis - Trent Hunter

Jack Johnson - Rob Scuderi
Willie Mitchell - Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez - Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick is expected to start in goal, with Jonathan Bernier the backup.

Alexander Steen - David Backes - Jamie Langenbrunner
T.J. Oshie - Patrik Berglund - Chris Stewart
Vladimir Sobotka - Jason Arnott - Matt D'Agostini
Evgeny Grachev - Scott Nichol - Chris Porter

Kent Huskins - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Nikita Nikitin - Roman Polak

Jaroslav Halak will start in goal, with Brian Elliott the backup.

For more on the game, check out the preview here.
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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