AVALANCHE (/-/-/) at KINGS (/-/-/)
7:00PM PT, TV: FOX SPORTS WEST; RADIO: AM 790 KABC
AVS TO END: The Kings see the Colorado Avalanche tonight for the second time in as many games for their seventh and final preseason contest of the year. The Kings beat the Avalanche Thursday night in Colorado Springs 2-1 at the Broadmoor World Arena in a game that extended to a five-round shootout. Coming into tonight, the Kings hold a 5-0-1 preseason record, while the Avalanche have been struggling, trudging in with a 0-5-2 record.
FROZEN FURY XVI: Tonight marks the 16th season that the Kings have taken to Las Vegas to host a preseason matchup. The lockouts in 2004 and 2012 wiped out the annual event. The Kings have played a total of 17 preseason games in Las Vegas, extending the event to a two-game affair in 1998 and 2013. Overall, the Kings hold an 11-4-2 record in Las Vegas. Against the Avalanche at Frozen Fury (14 games), the Kings have an 8-4-2 record.
The Kings fell 3-2 to Colorado last season at the MGM Grand Garden Arena during Frozen Fury XV. Mike Richards provided both goals, each of them coming in the first period on a power play.
GETTING RICHARDS IN VEGAS
MARIAN’S MISSING: Marian Gaborik will be out of the lineup tonight, but is expected to be ready when the Kings open the regular season this coming Wednesday. Gaborik suffered a muscle injury earlier in training camp, and has only appeared in one preseason game, on September 22 against the Arizona Coyotes – in which he scored two goals.
WHO’S IN?: Tonight’s lineup will look as follows:
- FORWARDS: Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams, Tanner Pearson – Mike Richards – Tyler Toffoli, Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis, Kyle Clifford – Andy Andreoff – Jordan Nolan
- DEFENSEMEN: Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty, Robyn Regehr – Slava Voynov, Alec Martinez – Matt Greene
- GOALIES: Jonathan Quick, Martin Jones
- OUT: Marian Gaborik, Adam Cracknell, Jeff Carter, Jordan Weal, Jake Muzzin, Jeff Schultz, Jean-Francois Berube
WHEN IN VEGAS...
WE’RE DOING IT LIVE: Catch KINGS LIVE at 6:30PM PT on FOX SPORTS WEST, followed with the live broadcast from MGM Grand Garden Arena at 7:00PM PT, as Bob Miller and Jim Fox return to the booth to call the action.