KINGS (5-11-1) at BLACKHAWKS (7-8-4)
8:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSCH, FS-W, NHL.TV
Calvin Petersen will make his first NHL start and Carl Hagelin will make his debut for the Los Angeles Kings against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Friday.
The 24-year-old goalie will replace Peter Budaj, who has an illness. Petersen made his NHL debut during a 5-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, making 15 saves in relief of Budaj. It was the Kings' third straight loss (0-3-0).
Hagelin was acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday for forward Tanner Pearson.
Chicago, which ended an eight-game losing streak (0-6-2) with a 1-0 win against the St. Louis Blues at United Center on Wednesday, will try to win consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 23-25.
Players to watch
Kings forward Adrian Kempe scored against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, his first in 13 games.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in his past 12 games.
They said it
"It's very cool. It's basically as much of a hometown game as I can get. It's cool. I'm obviously just excited again to wear the jersey. I know the boys are going to battle hard so it's an exciting opportunity." -- Kings goalie Calvin Petersen, who was born in Waterloo, Iowa, about 265 miles west of Chicago, on making first NHL start
"I don't think we're in a position to be playing down to anyone. We've got to get our points. Just as we are now, and just as we were last game, they are a desperate team. It's a situation where you got to do anything you can to get the points." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton
Kings projected lineup
Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown
Ilya Kovalchuk -- Jeff Carter -- Tyler Toffoli
Carl Hagelin -- Adrian Kempe -- Matt Luff
Kyle Clifford -- Nate Thompson -- Trevor Lewis
Derek Forbort -- Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin -- Alec Martinez
Dion Phaneuf -- Oscar Fantenberg
Scratched: Paul LaDue, Michael Amadio
Injured: Jack Campbell (knee), Jonathan Quick (knee), Jonny Brodzinski (shoulder)
Blackhawks projected lineup
Nick Schmaltz -- Jonathan Toews -- Patrick Kane
Alex DeBrincat -- David Kampf -- Dominik Kahun
Brandon Saad -- Artem Anisimov -- John Hayden
Chris Kunitz -- Marcus Kruger -- Andreas Martinsen
Duncan Keith -- Brent Seabrook
Erik Gustafsson -- Henri Jokiharju
Brandon Manning -- Gustav Forsling
Scratched: Jan Rutta, Alexandre Fortin, Luke Johnson
Injured: Connor Murphy (back), Brandon Davidson (right leg)
Kruger was activated from injured reserve Friday and will play after missing the past three games. Davidson was placed on injured reserve Friday.
The Kings have allowed at least four goals in eight of their past 13 games. … The Blackhawks have allowed at least four goals in five of their past seven games.