The Los Angeles Kings have been struggling, but will a visit from the St. Louis Blues provide the remedy?
Winners of one of their past five, the Kings on Monday welcome the Blues to Staples Center, where St. Louis has lost eight consecutive games.
Los Angeles has scored seven goals during its 1-1-3 stretch and comes off a 2-1 home loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Ben Scrivens, who continues to lead the NHL with a .944 save percentage and is second with a 1.52 goals-against average, will start.
Jaroslav Halak opposes him for the Blues. Halak was scheduled to get the day off Friday against the San Jose Sharks but ended up playing the final two periods after starter Brian Elliott gave up four goals on 12 shots in the first period.
Here are the projected lineups for the Blues and Kings:
Alexander Steen - David Backes - TJ Oshie
Jaden Schwartz - Vladimir Sobotka - Chris Stewart
Vladimir Tarasenko - Patrik Berglund - Derek Roy
Brenden Morrow - Maxim Lapierre - Adam Cracknell
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman - Kevin Shattenkirk
Carlo Colaiacovo - Roman Polak
Scratched: Ian Cole, Magnus Paajarvi
Injured: Jordan Leopold (hand), Ryan Reaves (hand)
Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams
Dwight King – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Kyle Clifford – Linden Vey – Tyler Toffoli
Daniel Carcillo – Jarret Stoll – Jordan Nolan
Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty
Robyn Regehr - Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez - Willie Mitchell
Scratched: Tanner Pearson, Colin Fraser
Injured: Jonathan Quick (groin), Matt Greene (upper body)