DUCKS (6-6-3) at KINGS (4-8-1)
10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, PRIME, NHL.TV
The Los Angeles Kings will play their first game under new coach Willie Desjardins when they face the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on Tuesday.
Desjardins will coach the rest of the season after John Stevens was fired Sunday. Desjardins went 109-110-27 in three seasons as coach of the Vancouver Canucks from 2014-17.
The Kings have lost seven of their past nine but defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Saturday in Stevens' final game as coach.
The Ducks are 1-5-2 in their past eight games after ending a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 overtime win against the Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Players to watch
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler has five points (three goals, two assists) during a three-game point streak. He scored his first NHL hat trick against the Blue Jackets.
Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk has six points (two goals, four assists) during a three-game point streak.
They said it
"When we play fast and play simple, get the puck in and go to work, I think we're pretty successful." -- Ducks forward Kiefer Sherwood
"I do think this type of game will give me a really good look at our team and what we have on our team, and that's kind of what I want to see right now." -- Kings coach Willie Desjardins
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Adam Henrique -- Pontus Aberg
Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg
Kiefer Sherwood -- Isac Lundestrom -- Patrick Eaves
Ben Street -- Sam Carrick -- Brian Gibbons
Cam Fowler -- Andy Welinski
Jacob Larsson -- Hampus Lindholm
Marcus Pettersson -- Brandon Montour
Scratched: Luke Schenn, Chase De Leo
Injured: Ryan Getzlaf (upper body), Josh Manson (upper body), Max Comtois (lower body), Ondrej Kase (concussion), Nick Ritchie (upper body), Carter Rowney (upper body), Korbinian Holzer (wrist), Corey Perry (knee)
Kings projected lineup
Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown
Ilya Kovalchuk -- Jeff Carter -- Tyler Toffoli
Tanner Pearson -- Adrian Kempe -- Matt Luff
Kyle Clifford -- Nate Thompson -- Trevor Lewis
Dion Phaneuf -- Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin -- Alec Martinez
Derek Forbort -- Oscar Fantenberg
Scratched: Michael Amadio
Injured: Paul LaDue (upper body), Jonathan Quick (knee), Jonny Brodzinski (shoulder)
Kesler and Getzlaf are game-time decisions, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. … De Leo was recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League on Tuesday, giving Anaheim additional depth at center. … LaDue has practiced each of the past two days but will miss his third straight game.
Rakell has four points (one goal, three assists) during a three-game point streak and needs one goal for 100 in the NHL. … Brown has four points (two goals, two assists) in three games after missing 10 games to start the season with a broken finger.