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Kings at Coyotes: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Derek Stapan #21 of the Arizona Coyotes gets ready to take a face off against Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings at Gila River Arena on January 30, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images

The Arizona Coyotes will be playing host to the Los Angeles Kings tonight at Gila River Arena, marking the first of eight contests between the pair this season.

The Coyotes could be getting back a number of players in this two-game series. The team has been with defenders Oliver Ekman-Larsson (suspension) and Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper-body injury) for the last two games. Winger Drake Caggiula has missed five straight games and won’t be in the lineup tonight, but may return on Saturday.

As for the Kings, Blake Lizotte will be making his return tonight. Andreas Athanasiou remains on the COVID-19 protocols.

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

Lines

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Dustin Brown
Adrian Kempe — Gabriel Vilardi — Jeff Carter
Trevor Moore — Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Carl Grundstrom
Austin Wagner — Blake Lizotte — Matt Luff

Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Tobias Bjornfot — Matt Roy
Olli Maatta — Austin Strand

Calvin Petersen
Jonathan Quick

Expected Scratches: Michael Amadio, Kurtis MacDermid

Injured Reserve: Martin Frk (lower body), Sean Walker (upper body)

COVID-19 Protocol: Andreas Athanasiou

ARIZONA COYOTES

Clayton Keller — Nick Schmaltz — Conor Garland
Lawson Crouse — Christian Dvorak — Tyler Pitlick
Dryden Hunt — Derick Brassard — Phil Kessel
Barrett Hayton — Johan Larsson — Christian Fischer

Oliver Ekman-Larsson — Ilya Lyubushkin
Jakob Chychrun — Alex Goligoski
Niklas Hjalmarsson — Jason Demers

Darcy Kuemper
Antti Raanta

Expected Scratches: Adin Hill, John Hayden, Jordan Oesterle

Injured Reserve: Drake Caggiula (lower body)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports West and Fox Sports Arizona, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv.

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