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Preview: Game Day #60, Senators @ Kings

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Time to tie a record

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators @ Los Angeles Kings (Staples Center)

Time: 7:30 PM PST

TV: Fox Sports West

Enemy Reading: Silver Seven Sens

Los Angeles Kings

Gaborik–Kopitar–Brown
King–Carter–Toffoli
Lewis–Stoll–Williams
Clifford–Shore–Nolan

Regehr–Doughty
Muzzin–Greene
McNabb–McBain

Quick
(Jones)

Scratched: Forbort, Andreoff, Sekera; Injured: Pearson, Martinez; Suspended: Voynov

Ottawa Senators

Hoffman–Zibanejad–Ryan
Michalek–Turris–Stone
Lazar–Pageau –Condra
Greening–Legwand–Chiasson

Methot–Karlsson
Wiercioch–Ceci
Borowiecki–Cowen

Hammond
(Driedger)

Scratched: Pumpel; Injured: Smith, Neil, MacArthur, Lehner, Phillips, Anderson, Lehner; Suspended: Cowen

Notes:

  • What is an Andrew Hammond
  • (Answer: he's the new starter with both Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner recovering from injuries.)
  • The Los Angeles Kings' franchise record winning streak: nine consecutive games. The Kings are currently at eight. You will definitely not hear this mentioned a bunch of times on tonight's broadcast.
  • No word on whether Andrej Sekera will make his Kings debut tonight. Even if he waits until tomorrow, there will be plenty of Kings fans in attendance to watch.
  • Factoid of the day from the Silver Seven Sens preview: Ottawa's last win in Los Angeles was on January 11, 2000. Radek Bonk, whose nephew (Patrik Bartosak) is now in the Kings' system, assisted on the game-winner.
  • Ottawa's three-game winning streak pales in comparison to LA's, but they put a pretty comprehensive beatdown on the Anaheim Ducks yesterday, so let's keep our heads up. Also, thanks again to the NHL schedule makers for giving LA another opponent on a back-to-back; they'll get theirs tomorrow when they drive to the Honda Center.
  • PREDICTION: I yell "BONK BONK BONK" at least once during a stoppage in play.