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Kings at Golden Knights, Feb. 5: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen (40) blocks a shot from Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) during the second period of a regular season game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Las Vegas. Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Kings drew the short straw, being the first to face the Vegas Golden Knights since the team halted all games and activities due to an outbreak of COVID-19, largely affecting the team’s coaching staff. Vegas last played on January 26, a 5-4 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Alex Pietrangelo, the only player added to the COVID-19 protocols for the team will not be playing tonight. That means former long-time Kings defender Alec Martinez will slot into the top pairing for the Golden Knights, alongside Shea Theodore.

The Kings are on a two-game losing streak, taking a beating from the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. Martin Frk will finally make his season debut, having been out due to a lower body injury.

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

Lines

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Dustin Brown
Carl Grundstrom — Michael Amadio — Jeff Carter
Adrian Kempe — Gabriel Vilardi — Martin Frk
Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Lias Andersson — Austin Wagner

Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Kurtis MacDermid — Kale Clague
Olli Maatta — Mark Alt

Jonathan Quick
Calvin Petersen

Expected Scratches: Austin Strand, Trevor Moore

Injured Reserve: Matt Roy (undisclosed), Sean Walker (upper body), Matt Luff (undisclosed)

COVID-19 Protocol: Andreas Athanasiou, Blake Lizotte

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Max Pacioretty — Chandler Stephenson — Mark Stone
Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith
Alex Tuch — Cody Glass — Nicolas Roy
William Carrier — Tomas Nosek — Ryan Reaves

Alec Martinez — Shea Theodore
Nicolas Hague — Zach Whitecloud
Nick Holden — Dylan Coghlan

Marc-Andre Fleury
Robin Lehner

Expected Scratches: Keegan Kolesar

Injured Reserve: Brayden McNabb (lower body)

COVID-19 Protocol: Alex Pietrangelo

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on ATTSN-RM and KCOP-13, nationally on NHL Network and Sportsnet, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv or fubotv.

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