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Campbell in goal for Los Angeles; Flyers trying to win consecutive games for first time this season

by Dan Greenspan / NHL.com Correspondent

FLYERS (5-7-0) at KINGS (3-7-1)

10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, NBCSP+, NHL.TV

 

The Game

Jack Campbell will be back in goal for the Los Angeles Kings against the Philadelphia Flyers at Staples Center on Thursday.

The Kings' No. 1 goalie, Jonathan Quick, will miss 3-6 weeks after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. He was injured during practice Saturday.

Campbell is 3-4-0 with a 2.72 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in eight games. He made 22 saves in a 4-3 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday that ended the Kings' six-game losing streak (0-6-0). He started all five games Quick missed with a lower-body injury from Oct. 7-15.

The Flyers will try to win consecutive games for the first time this season. They won 3-2 against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Tuesday.

 

Players to watch

Flyers center Nolan Patrick has four points (three goals, one assist) in his past five games, and scored the winning goal against the Ducks to end Philadelphia's three-game losing streak (0-3-0).

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has six points (one goal, five assists) in his past five games.

 

They said it

"It's only one game. When you think about it, we still got a lot of ground to make up. But we have to bring that level of consistency on an every-night basis." -- Flyers forward Jakub Voracek on the win against the Ducks

"It's nothing new to us. If you look at the last six years there's been stretches where goalies have come in and played well. They've all played well, and even when Jack's in, he's on his game." -- Kings forward Kyle Clifford on playing without goalie Jonathan Quick

 

Flyers projected lineup

Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Travis Konecny

Oskar Lindblom -- Nolan Patrick -- Jakub Voracek

Dale Weise -- Jordan Weal -- Wayne Simmonds

Scott Laughton -- Jori Lehtera -- Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Ivan Provorov -- Robert Hagg

Christian Folin -- Shayne Gostisbehere

Travis Sanheim -- Radko Gudas

Brian Elliott

Michal Neuvirth

Scratched: Calvin Pickard, Tyrell Goulbourne, Andrew MacDonald

Injured: Corban Knight (collarbone), Michael Raffl (upper body), James van Riemsdyk (lower body)

 

Kings projected lineup

Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown

Tanner Pearson -- Jeff Carter -- Tyler Toffoli

Ilya Kovalchuk -- Adrian Kempe -- Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford -- Nate Thompson -- Austin Wagner

Derek Forbort -- Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin -- Alec Martinez

Dion Phaneuf -- Sean Walker

Jack Campbell

Peter Budaj

Scratched: Oscar Fantenberg

Injured: Jonathan Quick (knee), Paul LaDue (upper body), Jonny Brodzinski (shoulder)

 

Status report

LaDue is considered day to day after sustaining an injury in practice Wednesday. … Knight will miss four months after undergoing surgery, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said Wednesday.

 

Stat pack

The Kings have scored a power-play goal in each of their past three home games and are 5-for-11 with the man-advantage during that span. … The Flyers have allowed at least two goals in seven straight games, and in all but one game this season. They lost 1-0 to the Vegas Golden Knights on Oct. 13.

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