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Preview: Game Day #4, Minnesota Wild @ Los Angeles Kings

Forbort debuts and the Kings try to look like the Kings.

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Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild (Staples Center)

Time: 7:30 Pacific

TV: Fox Sports West

Enemy Reading: Hockey Wilderness

Los Angeles Kings

Gaborik-Kopitar-Brown
Lucic-Carter-Toffoli
Pearson-Shore-Lewis
Clifford-Andreoff-Nolan

McNabb-Doughty
Muzzin-Martinez
Forbort-Ehrhoff

Quick
(Enroth)

Scratched: Weal, Injured: King, Greene

Minnesota Wild

Parise-Granlund-Pominville
Zucker-Koivu-Niederreiter
Vanek-Coyle-Fontaine
Porter-Haula-Carter

Suter-Spurgeon
Brodin-Dumba
Scandella-Prosser

Kuemper
(Dubnyk)

Notes:

  • The season is not over! In fact, a number of very good teams have started 0-3, including the Kings from two years ago.
  • You have the right to panic if things don't change tonight, though. The Kings are rolling out the exact same lines that laid an egg against Vancouver; another disastrous showing is going to raise a lot of questions.
  • Questions such as: Wherefore art thou, Jordan Weal? (Answer: on Day 6 of watching film of his turnover against Arizona.)
  • One young player who will not be in the press box tonight: Derek Forbort! After five long years of toiling away as a Los Angeles Kings draft pick, he officially becomes a Los Angeles Kings defenseman tonight.
  • Forbort will play with Ehrhoff. Forboff or Ehrbort? The remaining pairs are McDoughty and Martinuzz.
  • Presented without comment!


    Los Angeles Kings - Scoring Leaders

    Position Name Goals Assists Points
    C Tyler Toffoli 1 0 1
    C Nick Shore 1 0 1
    C Jeff Carter 0 1 1
    R Dustin Brown 0 1 1
    D Drew Doughty 0 1 1
  • PREDICTION: The table of scoring leaders looks different after tonight's game.