Kings to start Enroth in goal against Islanders
Quick day-to-day; New York counters with Greissby David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer
KINGS (32-17-3) at ISLANDERS (28-18-6)
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NEW YORK -- Goalie Jhonas Enroth will start for the Los Angeles Kings when they visit the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Tuesday.
Goalie Jonathan Quick is day-to-day after colliding with Boston Bruins forward Jimmy Hayes on Tuesday.
"Just take it day-to-day. I know he wants to play, but I think I'll have to handle that one," Kings coach Darryl Sutter told L.A. Kings Insider. "He finished the game [Tuesday]. He wants to play. Anything more is nobody's business, including [the Islanders'].
Goalie Peter Budaj was recalled from Ontario of the American Hockey League. The Kings are also likely to insert defenseman Kevin Gravel into the lineup in place of defenseman Christian Ehrhoff who cleared waivers and was sent to Ontario on Thursday
The Kings are coming off a 9-2 win against the Bruins and continue a seven-game road trip. They have scored 15 goals in their past two road games.
"It's always good to score. I mean, we've scored a lot of goals, other than one game the last 10 games. Our goals-for hasn't been a problem at all. It's not an issue," Sutter said.
The Islanders have won two straight and look for their first three-game winning streak since Dec. 8-13.
"It's a perfect time to play these guys because you are going to learn a lot about your hockey club," coach Jack Capuano told the Islanders website. "This is a team that puts up a ton of shots and they retrieve pucks well, so how we defend will be an integral part of this game tonight."
Capuano also discussed the Kings' additions of Vincent Lecavalier and Milan Lucic, and what they add to the team.
"I've always liked [Lecavalier], even when he played us in Philadelphia," he said. "He's on one of those flanks on the halfwall and when he shoots it, it looks like it's going to go through the boards. He's got a heavy shot. Getting [Marian] Gaborik a few years ago and all of a sudden getting Lecavalier, they've got a good veteran lineup, and Lucic in the summertime. This is a really good test for our team."
Here are the projected lineups:
Milan Lucic - Anze Kopitar - Dustin Brown
Dwight King - Jeff Carter - Tyler Toffoli
Marian Gaborik - Vincent Lecavalier - Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford - Andy Andreoff - Jordan Nolan
Brayden McNabb - Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin - Alec Martinez
Kevin Gravel - Luke Schenn
Injured: Matt Greene (upper body), Jonathan Quick (undisclosed)
Scratched: Tanner Pearson, Nick Shore, Jamie McBain
Mikhail Grabovski - John Tavares - Ryan Strome
Nikolay Kulemin - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo
Anders Lee - Brock Nelson - Josh Bailey
Matt Martin - Casey Cizikas - Cal Clutterbuck
Travis Hamonic - Calvin de Haan
Nick Leddy - Johnny Boychuk
Brian Strait - Thomas Hickey
Injured: Eric Boulton (upper body), Adam Pelech (upper body)
Scratched: Jean-Francois Berube, Steve Bernier, Marek Zidlicky
Status report: The Kings cancelled their morning skate so it is unclear what the rest of the lineup will look like. ... Greiss will start for the Islanders, who will have the same lineup from their 3-2 shootout win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Who's hot: Doughty has four goals and five assists in seven games. ... Kopitar has seven assists in five games. ... Tavares and Okposo each have three goals and four assists in five games.