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Kings at Ducks preview

Los Angeles is 0-7-1 in past eight on road; Miller to start for Anaheim

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

KINGS (11-14-2) at DUCKS (11-12-4)

10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN, PRIME, FS-W, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The Los Angeles Kings will try to end an eight-game winless streak on the road when they play the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Monday.

The Kings, who haven't won away from home since a 3-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 22 (0-7-1), defeated the Jets 2-1 in Los Angeles on Saturday to finish 7-5-2 in November after going 4-9-0 in October.

The Ducks started 6-1-0 at home this season but are 1-4-2 in their past seven games at Honda Center, including being shut out for the first time this season, 3-0 to the Jets on Friday.

Anaheim goalie Ryan Miller will start in place of John Gibson, who is out because of an illness. 

 

Players to watch

Kings forward Dustin Brown has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past four games. He has 27 goals in 81 games against the Ducks, his most against any NHL team.

Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has eight points (two goals, six assists) in the past seven games.

 

They said it

"We have to be better prepared to start games on the road and better prepared to dig in a little earlier, a little longer and find ways to come out of it. We haven't been on the road very much, so I'm looking forward to it. I think it'll be a great evaluating tool for management, for the coaching staff and for the players." -- Kings coach Todd McLellan

"It's good to have a little extra on the line. If you think you're at your best, there's always a little more, and these games (against the Kings) always seem to bring it out in guys." -- Ducks forward Adam Henrique

 

Kings projected lineup

Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown

Jeff Carter -- Michael Amadio -- Tyler Toffoli

Adrian Kempe -- Blake Lizotte -- Austin Wagner

Kyle Clifford -- Nikolai Prokhorkin -- Trevor Lewis

Sean Walker -- Drew Doughty

Joakim Ryan -- Matt Roy

Ben Hutton -- Kurtis MacDermid 

Jack Campbell

Jonathan Quick

Scratched: Ilya Kovalchuk, Matt Luff, Paul LaDue

Injured: Alec Martinez (wrist)

 

Ducks projected lineup

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf -- Troy Terry

Max Jones -- Adam Henrique -- Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie -- Sam Steel -- Ondrej Kase

Nicolas Deslauriers -- Derek Grant -- Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm -- Michael Del Zotto

Cam Fowler -- Erik Gudbranson

Brendan Guhle -- Korbinian Holzer

Ryan Miller

Anthony Stolarz

Scratched: Devin Shore 

Injured: Josh Manson (lower body), John Gibson (illness)

 

Status report

Stolarz was recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League on Monday and will serve as Miller's backup. … Del Zotto is expected to return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch the past four games. Manson has resumed skating and is close to returning. As a result, Jacob Larsson was sent down to San Diego on Saturday.

 

Stat pack

The Kings are 29th in the NHL on the power play at 11.8 percent while the Ducks rank 30th at 10 percent.

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