VANCOUVER VISIT: Tonight marks the first of five meetings with the Vancouver Canucks this season; the teams won’t meet again until December 1. The Kings are winless in two games played, they’re coming off of a 4-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night, and have been outscored a combined 9-2 in their two losses to open the season. The Canucks, who are 2-0-1 coming into tonight, are finishing off a two-game road trip through Southern California; they’re coming off of a 2-1 SO win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
POWER SKATE: The Kings did not partake in a morning skate today due to power outages at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. Instead, the team participated in off-ice workouts and video sessions to prepare for tonight.
LINEUP: Below shows how the Kings’ lines were configured during Monday’s practice. Jordan Weal and Derek Forbort have been skating as extras since Friday night’s game; those two are tonight’s presumed healthy scratches. Jonathan Quick is expected to be tonight’s starting goaltender.
GABORIK – KOPITAR – BROWN
LUCIC – CARTER – TOFFOLI
PEARSON – SHORE – LEWIS
CLIFFORD – ANDREOFF – NOLAN
MCNABB – DOUGHTY
MUZZIN – EHRHOFF
MARTINEZ – GREENE
The Kings will likely see Ryan Miller in net for the Canucks tonight. Miller, who is 2-0-1 in three starts this season, has a .848 SV% and a 1.60 GAA, and is coming off of a 28-save performance against the Anaheim Ducks Monday night, where he stopped both of the Ducks’ shootout bids. Miller, in his first season with Vancouver last year, lost both of his starts to the Kings, allowing seven goals on 62 shots faced.
BABY VS BLOGGER: Who does TRH baby pick to win tonight’s game? Read the entire Royal Half preview HERE.
WE’RE DOING IT LIVE: Catch the KINGS LIVE pregame show at 7:00 on FOX SPORTS WEST, followed with Bob and Jim on the live play-by-play call from STAPLES Center for puck drop just after 7:30. You can listen to the Kings’ very own Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans call the game over the radio airwaves on AM 790 KABC.