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Kings at Senators preview

Los Angeles tries to bounce back after first regulation loss; Burrows steps in on top line for Ottawa

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

KINGS (6-1-1) at SENATORS (4-1-3)

7:30 p.m. ET; RDSI, TSN5, FS-W, NHL.TV


The Game

Alexandre Burrows will replace Bobby Ryan and play left wing on a line with center Derick Brassard and right wing Mark Stone for the Ottawa Senators against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday at Canadian Tire Centre.

Ryan fractured his right index finger when he was hit by a shot in the Senators' 6-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday and is expected to be out for a month. The win against Toronto was the Senators' first at home this season (1-1-3).

The Kings are playing the second of back-to-back games. They were the last team in the NHL to lose in regulation when they were defeated 3-2 by the Maple Leafs on Monday, ending a four-game winning streak.

Each team is expected to use its backup goaltender. Mike Condon will start for the Senators; Darcy Kuemper is expected to play for the Kings.


Players to watch

Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson has six assists in his past two games.

Kings center Anze Kopitar has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in his past seven games.


They said it

"We're playing one of the best teams in the League as of right now. If we want to compete with them, we are going to have to match their intensity and make sure we don't give them any freebies." -- Senators captain Erik Karlsson

"I think we did some good things [against Toronto], but there's some areas we need to clean up a bit. We turned pucks over down low in our zone that I think could have been exits, so I'd like to certainly get that cleaned up." -- Kings coach John Stevens


Kings projected lineup

Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown

Tanner Pearson -- Nick Shore -- Tyler Toffoli

Michael Cammalleri -- Adrian Kempe -- Trevor Lewis

Andy Andreoff -- Brooks Laich -- Nic Dowd

Derek Forbort -- Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin -- Alec Martinez

Oscar Fantenberg -- Christian Folin

Darcy Kuemper

Jonathan Quick

Scratched: Kurtis McDermid, Justin Auger

Injured: Marian Gaborik (knee), Kyle Clifford (upper body), Jeff Carter (ankle)


Senators projected lineup

Alexandre Burrows -- Derick Brassard -- Mark Stone

Nate Thompson -- Kyle Turris -- Ryan Dzingel

Mike Hoffman -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Tom Pyatt

Max McCormick -- Logan Brown -- Christopher DiDomenico

Johnny Oduya -- Erik Karlsson

Dion Phaneuf -- Cody Ceci

Fredrik Claesson -- Chris Wideman

Mike Condon

Craig Anderson

Scratched: None

Injured: Bobby Ryan (fractured right index finger), Colin White (left wrist), Mark Borowiecki (upper body), Zack Smith (upper body)


Status report

Borowiecki will be a game-time decision. If he can play, coach Guy Boucher will use seven defensemen and 11 forwards. If he can't, McCormick, who was called up from Belleville of the American Hockey League on Monday, will play his first game of the season.


Stat pack

The Kings have given up the first goal five times but are 3-1-1 in those games. … Brassard has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past five games.

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