KINGS (10-13-2) at SHARKS (13-12-1)
4 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, FS-W, NHL.TV
The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks will play for the second time in five days when they meet at SAP Center on Friday.
The Sharks won 4-3 in overtime at Staples Center on Monday before having their three-game winning streak end with a 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. Martin Jones is expected to start for San Jose, which is 9-2-0 in its past 11 games.
The Kings are coming off a 4-1 win against the New York Islanders on Wednesday and are 5-2-1 in their past eight games. Jonathan Quick, who is 5-1-1 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in his past seven starts, is expected to start for Los Angeles.
Players to watch
Kings center Anze Kopitar has five points (three goals, two assists) during a four-game point streak and 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in his past 11 games.
Sharks center Logan Couture has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in his past 10 games.
They said it
"The L.A. Kings have always had an identity. We're trying to change it a little bit. We're trying to play a certain way I believe we're working toward. We still have a lot of work to do. We have to go on the road and prove we can implement the identity there." -- Kings coach Todd McLellan
"We're going through a little bit of a cold spell. I don't think it's an accident with [Tomas Hertl] out of the lineup. He's a big piece for us on there. So we've got to find a way." -- Sharks coach Peter DeBoer on the power play, which is 0-for-11 in the past four games
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 -- Matt Luff
Ben Hutton -- Drew Doughty
Sean Walker -- Matt Roy
Kurtis MacDermid -- Joakim Ryan
Scratched: Paul LaDue, Ilya Kovalchuk, Trevor Lewis
Injured: Derek Forbort (back), Alec Martinez (wrist laceration), Gabriel Vilardi (back)
Sharks projected lineup
Evander Kane -- Logan Couture -- Patrick Marleau
Timo Meier -- Barclay Goodrow -- Kevin Labanc
Marcus Sorensen -- Joe Thornton -- Melker Karlsson
Noah Gregor -- Antti Suomela -- Dylan Gambrell
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek -- Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon -- Mario Ferraro
Scratched: Tim Heed
Injured: Dalton Prout (upper body), Tomas Hertl (ankle), Lukas Radil (undisclosed)
Hertl practiced wearing a non-contact jersey on Thursday and is expected to miss his fifth straight game. … Radil also practiced in a non-contact jersey.
Iafallo has four points (one goal, three assists) in the past two games. … San Jose has scored the first goal in four straight games.