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Kings at Wild, Jan. 26: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Trevor Moore #12 of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck in front of Carson Soucy #21 and Cam Talbot #33 of the Minnesota Wild in the second period during a 4-3 overtime Wild win at Staples Center on January 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

In their first series against the Minnesota Wild, the Los Angeles Kings came away with identical, frustrating losses and twin loser points.

This time, the series moves to St. Paul, where the Wild just wrapped up a split series against the San Jose Sharks (actually, both the Kings and Wild have split two series since they last met). In the first game against the Sharks, Wild goaltender Cam Talbot was injured and replaced by Kaapo Kahkonen, who will start in net tonight.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:

Lines

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Adrian Kempe — Anze Kopitar — Alex Iafallo
Andreas Athanasiou — Blake Lizotte — Jeff Carter
Lias Andersson — Gabriel Vilardi — Dustin Brown
Carl Grundstrom — Michael Amadio — Trevor Moore

Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Kale Clague — Matt Roy
Kurtis MacDermid — Sean Walker

Calvin Petersen
Jonathan Quick

Expected Scratches: Austin Wagner, Olli Maatta

Injured Reserve: Martin Frk (lower body), Matt Luff (undisclosed)

MINNESOTA WILD

Zach Parise — Nick Bjugstad — Kevin Fiala
Marcus Johansson — Nick Bonino — Kirill Kaprizov
Jordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Marcus Foligno
Nico Sturm — Victor Rask — Ryan Hartman

Ryan Suter — Matt Dumba
Jonas Brodin — Jared Spurgeon
Ian Cole — Carson Soucy

Kaapo Kahkonen
Andrew Hammond

Expected Scratches: Gerald Mayhew, Brad Hunt

Injured Reserve: Mats Zuccarello (upper body), Alex Stalock (upper body), Cam Talbot (lower body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Wisconsin and Fox Sports North, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv.

Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!