KINGS (/-/-/) at AVALANCHE (/-/-/)
6:00PM PT, TV: N/A; RADIO: AM 790 KABC
CONTINUE IN COLORADO: The Kings are in Colorado Springs for their sixth preseason game for a meeting with the Colorado Avalanche. Coming off of a 4-1 win against the Sharks in San Jose Tuesday night, the Kings are now 4-0-1 this preseason. After tonight’s exhibition, the Kings will meet with the Avalanche again for their seventh and final preseason game Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas for Frozen Fury XVI.
WORLD ARENA: Tonight’s setting, World Arena, is a building in which the Kings’ franchise has never played in before. Home to Colorado College Men’s Ice Hockey Team, the facility beholds a cozy 8,000 seat capacity, but boasts a large Olympic-sized ice sheet. The larger ice surface should be especially useful tonight, as players will look to put their endurance to a full-frontal test as the regular season quickly approaches.
WHO’S IN?: Tonight’s lineup will look as follows:
- FORWARDS: Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Dustin Brown, Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli, Kyle Clifford - Andy Andreoff - Trevor Lewis, Adam Cracknell – Jordan Weal – Jordan Nolan
- DEFENSEMEN: Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty, Brayden McNabb – Slava Voynov, Jeff Schultz – Alec Martinez
- GOALIES: Jonathan Quick, Martin Jones
- OUT: Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Justin Williams, Robyn Regehr, Matt Greene.
STOLL’S BACK: The only player that will be on the Kings’ opening night roster who has yet to play in a preseason game is Jarret Stoll. He’ll get his chance tonight, likely on the first line alongside Dwight King and Dustin Brown. Stoll, who underwent hip surgery over the summer, has been skating with the Kings throughout Training Camp. The Olympic ice sheet at World Arena should be favorable to Stoll’s hip, as there will be more room available on the ice for transition.
CREASE DUO: Jonathan Quick and Martin Jones will likely take turns manning the Kings’ crease again tonight in Colorado Springs. Quick played the first two periods Tuesday night in San Jose, stopping 16 of 17 shots he faced, while Jones was perfect in playing the third period, stopping all seven shots directed his way. Darryl Sutter mentioned Thursday morning that Quick will in fact start tonight, but will not play the full 60 minutes.
LISTEN LIVE: Tonight’s game is not televised. However, our very own Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans will have the live call from World Arena for puck-drop at 6:00PM PT on AM 790 KABC. List live on KABC.com.