KINGS (10-2-2) at DUCKS (6-6-2)
10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV
The Anaheim Ducks won't have center Ryan Getzlaf when they host the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center on Tuesday, or for the next few weeks. Getzlaf had surgery for a facial fracture on Monday, and general manager Bob Murray said he could miss two months.
Getzlaf, who led Anaheim with 73 points (15 goals, 58 assists) last season, missed the past three games after getting hit in the face with a deflected shot against the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 29. He joins forwards Ryan Kesler (hip surgery) and Patrick Eaves (illness), and defenseman Cam Fowler (knee) on injured reserve.
The Kings allow 2.21 goals per game, fewest in the NHL. Goaltender Jonathan Quick will start after backup Darcy Kuemper played in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators at Staples Center on Saturday. Quick is second in the League with a .939 save percentage and third with a 1.99 goals-against average.
Players to watch
Anaheim forward Corey Perry has played more regular-season minutes against the Kings than any other NHL team. He has 45 points (23 goals, 22 assists) in 65 games against Los Angeles.
Kings center Anze Kopitar has 61 points (22 goals, 39 assists) in 59 games against the Ducks, the most goals he's scored against any NHL opponent.
They said it
"I haven't had this much fun playing hockey since we won the Stanley Cup (in 2014), so that's a long time." -- Kings defenseman Drew Doughty
"Nobody's going to feel sorry for us." -- Ducks general manager Bob Murray
Kings projected lineup
Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson -- Adrian Kempe -- Tyler Toffoli
Michael Cammalleri -- Nick Shore -- Trevor Lewis
Michael Amadio -- Brooks Laich -- Andy Andreoff
Derek Forbort -- Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin -- Alec Martinez
Kurtis MacDermid -- Oscar Fantenberg
Scratched: Nic Dowd, Christian Folin .
Injured: Marian Gaborik (knee), Kyle Clifford (upper body), Jeff Carter (leg)
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Kalle Kossila -- Corey Perry
Jakob Silfverberg -- Derek Grant -- Andrew Cogliano
Nick Ritchie -- Antoine Vermette -- Ondrej Kase
Chris Wagner -- Dennis Rasmussen -- Logan Shaw
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin -- Brandon Montour
Kevin Bieksa -- Sami Vatanen
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, Jared Boll, Jaycob Megna
Injured: Ryan Getzlaf (facial surgery), Cam Fowler (knee), Patrick Eaves (illness), Ryan Kesler (hip surgery).
Gaborik skated with the Kings for the first time this season at the morning skate, though he did not participate in line rushes. … Gibson will start after Miller played in a 2-1 shootout loss at the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
The Ducks are 30th on the power play at 11.9 percent; the Kings are No. 1 on the penalty kill at 91.8 percent. ... The Ducks will try to avoid losing four in a row for the first time since starting 0-3-1 last season.