Game Preview: Canadiens (30-28-6) vs. Kings (37-21-4)
TV: RDS, SNE 10:30 p.m.
In the second of back-to-back road games, the Canadiens and Kings square off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Just 24-hours ago, the Canadiens forced their game against the Anaheim Ducks into overtime thanks to two goals off the stick of Alex Galchenyuk. Defenseman P.K. Subban registered his 43 assist of the campaign in the loss, while Andrei Markov chipped in his 31st helper of the season.
The Los Angeles Kings have yet to play a game this week since being defeated by the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. Prior to Sunday night’s loss to the Ducks, the Kings had strung together a four-game win streak with victories over the Predators, Flames, Oilers and Sabres.
Jonathan Quick is expected to earn the start for the Kings after shutting out the Canadiens in the first match-up between the two teams this season.
In the Canadiens crease, netminder Ben Scrivens is expected to get the start between the pipes after Mike Condon kept the Habs in the game against Anaheim with some clutch saves. With back-to-back games on tap it is likely that Michel Therrien gives the nod to the Spruce Grove, Alberta native. Mike Brown will take Sven Andrighetto's place in the lineup.
The Kings hold a 1-0 advantage in the season series after picking up a 3-0 shutout victory back on December 12, 2015.