SECOND GO: Tonight marks the Kings’ second of six preseason games this year; they’re coming off of a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes Monday night at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. The Kings got goals from Tyler Toffoli
(2), Nick Shore
(2), and Jordan Weal
in the win; Jean-Francois Berube
stopped all 12 shots he faced in getting the start, and Patrik Bartosak
stopped 12 of the 13 he faced in relief.
FIG/11TH: The Kings return home to STAPLES Center for the first time since the 2014-’15 regular season finale on April 11, 2015, when they defeated the San Jose Sharks in a 4-1 win. Along with tonight’s contest, the Kings will also play an exhibition at STAPLES Center on September 29 against the Anaheim Ducks. The Kings went 2-0-0 in preseason contests at STAPLES Center last season, winning both games in a shootout.
TONIGHT’S ROSTER: Via Jon Rosen, who attended the Kings’ morning skate at the Toyota Sports Center, here’s how tonight’s roster should shake up:
LUCIC – KOPITAR – GABORIK
KING – LEWIS – BROWN
ANDREOFF – WEAL – O’NEILL
AUGER – SHORE – MERSCH
MUZZIN – DOUGHTY
MARTINEZ – EHRHOFF
FORBORT – MACDERMID
WE’RE DOING IT LIVE: Tonight’s game will not be televised nor will it be available via a live video stream. You can listen to the Kings’ own Daryl Evans and Nick Nickson call the game live on the radio at AM 790 KABC, with coverage starting at 7:00PM PT. Jon Rosen, the LA Kings’ Insider, will have a live blog documenting tonight’s contest.