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Game Day #3: Kings-Jets

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where have you gone, marian gaborik('s ability to score goals)
where have you gone, marian gaborik('s ability to score goals)
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings v Winnipeg Jets (Staples Center)

Time: 7.00 PM

TV: Fox Sports West

Kings projected lineup:

Gaborik - Kopitar - Williams
Pearson - Carter - Toffoli
King - Stoll - Brown
Clifford - Richards - Nolan

Doughty - McNabb
Regehr - Voynov
Martinez - Greene

Jones

Injured: Muzzin (upper body), Lewis ("upper-middle body")

Jets projected lineup:

Little - Ladd - Frolik
Byfuglien - Scheifele - Wheeler
Lowry - Perreault - Halischuk
Galiardi - Slater - Thorburn

Bogosian - Trouba
Stuart - Enstrom
Pardy - Clitsome

Pavelec

Injured: Kane (knee)

Enemy reading: Arctic Ice Hockey


Game notes:
  • Brief game notes, because not much is new for this second half of the back-to-back (also I just made a full thanksgiving dinner and I am totally wiped). The biggest note obviously is that the Kings are seeking their first win of the 2014-15 season. They managed to grab a point in Arizona last night, but certainly didn't play well enough to earn a win. The powerplay is currently a scintillating 0 for 8, and the second line is the only line that has scored a goal thus far.
  • This morning's news is that doctors have not yet cleared Jake Muzzin to play, but he feels that he's pretty close to a return. There's no news on what's the deal with Trevor Lewis, but he didn't skate this morning.
  • The Jets are 1-1 so far this season, beating up on the Coyotes and getting beaten up by the Sharks. The Kings are lucky not to be facing offensive threat Evander Kane, who suffered a knee injury during his second shift of the season. The Jets have some decent offensive tools, but they haven't really improved their tragic defence or canned the extremely tragic Ondrej Pavelec, so let's hope the Kings can take advantage tonight.
  • Prediction: Kings win, a lot to a little.