ST. PAUL --
Expect few changes for the Los Angeles Kings
from last night's 2-1 loss in Nashville. Jonathan Bernier
will get the nod in goal tonight against the Minnesota Wild
Kings coach Darryl Sutter
said he's been impressed with the ability Jeff Carter
has brought since his acquisition from the Columbus Blue Jackets
"He's had lots of good opportunities, hit a post last night, had two or three good ones the night before," Sutter said. "I think the big adjustment for him is going to be pace of play."
Tonight's contest features two of the League's lowest-scoring teams. All of which means tonight's game will likely be a high-scoring shootout -- that's typically how it turns out anyways, especially this time of year when expectations can change on a nightly basis.
"We had enough chances last night, that's for sure," Sutter said. "Probably had more chances last night than we did in the Chicago game (a 4-0 Kings win last Saturday)."
On the injury front, the Kings came out of the game last night fine and are expected to put out the same lineup.
"Playing last night, we have some bumps and bruises but nothing holding anyone out," Sutter said.
Here's tonight's projected lineup for the Kings:
- Anze Kopitar
- Justin Williams
- Mike Richards
- Jeff Carter
- Jarret Stoll
- Trevor Lewis
- Colin Fraser
- Jordan Nolan
- Drew Doughty
- Slava Voynov
- Matt Greene