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Preview: Coyotes at Kings

Ben Bishop goes for first win with Los Angeles; Louis Domingue in goal for Arizona

by Forrest Lee / NHL.com Correspondent

COYOTES (25-35-8) at KINGS (33-29-6)

10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, FS-A, NHL.TV

 

Coyotes team scope

Goalie Louis Domingue is expected to start for the Arizona Coyotes, who defeated the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Monday at Gila River Arena for their second win in row. Domingue, who is 3-5-0 in his past nine games and 3-10-1 on the road this season, hasn't started since March 3 when he made 32 saves in a 4-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes. "This is a real good test for Louis," coach Dave Tippett told the Coyotes website. "It's going to be a hard game." Forward Shane Doan likely will play after a collision in warmups with Jakob Chychrun forced him to miss most of the first period against the Avalanche. "I haven't been hit that hard in a long, long time. I got the wind knocked out of me," Doan said. The Coyotes, who are 1-2-0 against the Los Angeles Kings this season, won 5-3 on Feb. 16 at Staples Center.

 

Kings team scope

Goalie Ben Bishop likely will start for the Kings, who are five points behind the St. Louis Blues for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference after a 2-1 loss to the Blues on Monday. Bishop hasn't played since March 4 when he made 17 saves in a 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Bishop is 0-1-1 since the Kings acquired him from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 26. "It definitely stinks, but at the same time we have another one [Tuesday], which is obviously a big one," captain Anze Kopitar said after the loss to St. Louis. The Kings will play the sixth of their seven-game homestand (3-2-0). They host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday before a two-game road trip at the Calgary Flames on Sunday and at the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

 

Coyotes projected lineup

Max Domi -- Christian Dvorak -- Radim Vrbata

Brendan Perlini -- Jordan Martinook -- Tobias Rieder

Lawson Crouse -- Josh Jooris -- Shane Doan

Jamie McGinn -- Peter Holland -- Anthony Duclair

Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Luke Schenn

Alex Goligoski -- Connor Murphy

Jakob Chychrun -- Anthony DeAngelo

Louis Domingue

Mike Smith

Scratched: Teemu Pulkkinen

Injured: Alexander Burmistrov (upper body), Kevin Connauton (upper body), Brad Richardson (broken leg)

 

Kings projected lineup

Jarome Iginla -- Anze Kopitar -- Marian Gaborik

Tanner Pearson -- Jeff Carter -- Tyler Toffoli

Adrian Kempe -- Dustin Brown -- Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford -- Nic Dowd -- Andy Andreoff

Derek Forbort -- Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin -- Paul LaDue

Brayden McNabb -- Alec Martinez

Ben Bishop

Jonathan Quick

Scratched: Kevin Gravel

Injured: Jordan Nolan (undisclosed), Nick Shore (upper body), Matt Greene (undisclosed)

 

Status report

Nolan skated in a red jersey after the optional morning skate. It was the first time since the forward was injured Feb. 25 against the Anaheim Ducks. … Gravel skated for the third straight day, according to LAKingsInsider.com. Gravel was hit by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk of the Washington Capitals on Saturday, resulting in a two-game suspension.

 

Who's hot

Perlini has scored in three straight games. … Rieder has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past six games. … Kopitar has three goals in his past five games.

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