Chicago is coming off a 3-0 loss in Nashville on Tuesday night, with Robin Lehner stopping 48 of the 51 shots he faced.
Los Angeles dropped a 5-3 result to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night, with Jeff Carter scoring twice and Anze Kopitar adding two helpers, bringing his team-leading point total to 13 on the season (4G, 9A).
The two teams meet for the second time in a six-day span with the Blackhawks earning a 5-1 win on Sunday night in Chicago. Dylan Strome scored twice as both he and Alex DeBrincat posted three-point nights.
The Blackhawks recalled defenseman Adam Boqvist from Rockford on Thursday and the rookie has joined the team in California ahead of Saturday's game. In six games with the IceHogs this season, Boqvist has one goal - a power play tally in Wednesday's win over San Antonio. The No. 8 overall pick from 2018 will make his NHL debut against the Kings.
After morning skate at Staples Center, head coach Jeremy Colliton said Corey Crawford will start in goal and Boqvist will make his NHL debut while Brent Seabrook and Zack Smith draw back into the lineup. Erik Gustafsson, Drake Caggiula and Dennis Gilbert will be scratches.