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Kings @ Avs Preview (and Gamethread?): Not Frozen Fury

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If a hockey game is played and no one sees it, did it actually happen?

Stoll taking a penalty (yes, that was the best Stoll-Avs photo available)
Stoll taking a penalty (yes, that was the best Stoll-Avs photo available)
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Los Angeles Kings v Colorado Avalanche

Time: 6:00 PM Pacific
TV: None tonight
Radio: AM 790 (KABC)
Enemy reading Mile High Hockey

Kings (projected) lineup

King – Stoll – Brown
Pearson – Carter – Toffoli
Clifford – Andreoff – Lewis
Cracknell – Weal – Nolan

Muzzin – Doughty
McNabb – Voynov
Schultz – Martinez

Quick
(Jones)


Scratched: Anze Kopitar, Justin Williams, Mike Richards, Robyn Regehr, Matt Greene

Avalanche (projected) lineup


O'Reilly - Duchene - Tanguay
Landeskog - MacKinnon - Briere
McLeod - Cliche - Talbot
Everberg - Agozzino - Rendulic

Stuart - Johnson
Hejda - Barrie
Holden - Guenin

Berra
(Varlamov)

Scratched: Iginla, others

Game Notes

  • Jarret Stoll returns from injury. Now, we wait on Marian Gaborik.
  • Former King Marc-Andre Cliche!
  • Former Shark Brad Stuart! (heh, they willingly picked up Brad Stuart)
  • The teams are playing on an Olympic ice surface in Colorado Springs, so in reality, this game matters even less than every other preseason game.
  • Colorado is glad these games don't matter; they are 0-5-1 in the 2014 preseason. The Kings, of course, are 4-0-1. Do we get a banner for preseason success?
  • Tonight's third line looks an awful lot like a potential regular season fourth line. Especially if Darryl Sutter eventually moves Jeff Carter back to Mike Richards' wing...
  • ... but tonight, at least, we still get 70-77-73. A beautiful sight, though we won't actually see it tonight.
  • People wanted a gamethread two nights ago, so here is one tonight! Let's see who's paying attention.