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Red Wings at Kings preview

Campbell starts in goal for Los Angeles; Detroit seeking first victory of season

by Dan Greenspan / Correspondent

RED WINGS (0-0-1) at KINGS (0-0-1)

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


The Game

Jack Campbell will start in goal for the Los Angeles Kings against the Detroit Red Wings at Staples Center on Sunday.

Jonathan Quick sustained a lower body injury in practice Saturday and is day to day. 

Campbell went 2-0-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in four starts for Los Angeles last season.

The Kings, who are 4-1-0 in their past five games against the Red Wings, lost 3-2 in overtime to the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

The Red Wings will try to avoid consecutive losses in their first two games for the second time in three seasons. Detroit, which lost 3-2 in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, has lost its first two games twice in the past nine seasons (0-2-0 in 2009-10 and 2016-17).


Players to watch

Red Wings defenseman Dennis Cholowski, selected 20th in the 2016 NHL Draft, scored in his NHL debut against Columbus. He is the sixth defenseman in Red Wings history to score in his NHL debut.

Kings forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan will make his NHL debut against the Red Wings. Anderson-Dolan, 19, was selected 41st in the 2017 NHL Draft.


They said it

"I think he can become the next power forward in this League. His size, his skill-set, his skating, you don't see that combination that much." -- Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek on Anthony Mantha

"He works hard, reads the game well, good communicator, so we're confident he can step in and do the job." -- Kings coach John Stevens on Jack Campbell


Red Wings projected lineup

Gustav Nyquist -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Frans Nielsen -- Michael Rasmussen;

Justin Abdelkader -- Andreas Athanasiou -- Thomas Vanek

Luke Glendening -- Christoffer Ehn -- Darren Helm

Dennis Cholowski -- Trevor Daley 

Dan DeKeyser -- Filip Hronek

Libor Sulak -- Nick Jensen

Jonathan Bernier

Jimmy Howard

Scratched: Luke Witkowski, Martin Frk, Joe Hicketts

Injured: Niklas Kronwall (lower body), Jonathan Ericsson (upper body), Mike Green (illness), Evgeny Svechnikov (undisclosed)


Kings projected lineup

Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Ilya Kovalchuk

Tanner Pearson -- Jeff Carter -- Tyler Toffoli

Austin Wagner -- Adrian Kempe --Trevor Lewis

Jaret Anderson-Dolan -- Michael Amadio -- Nate Thompson

Derek Forbort -- Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin -- Alec Martinez

Dion Phaneuf -- Paul LaDue

Jack Campbell

Peter Budaj

Scratched: Oscar Fantenberg, Kyle Clifford

Injured: Jonathan Quick (lower body), Dustin Brown (finger), Jonny Brodzinski (shoulder)


Status report

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Kronwall and Ericsson would not play during the two-game Southern California road trip, which concludes against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Monday. … Green did not travel with the team. … LaDue will make his season debut, replacing Fantenberg.


Stat pack

Anderson-Dolan will be the youngest player to play for the Kings since Craig Redmond in 1984-85. … Kovalchuk has 399 NHL assists. … DeKeyser needs one point for 100 in his NHL career (24 goals, 75 assists).

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