On the way to a 5-2 loss, the Kings also lost Martin Frk to injury in his first game of the season against the Golden Knights on Friday. It’s been a run of bad luck for Kings forwards, as Andreas Athanasiou and Blake Lizotte remain on the COVID-19 protocols. Defense and goaltending are already an area of concern, but at least early in the season, they showed some scoring promise.
Unfortunately, Vegas is a powerhouse, with two steady netminders to boot, and today won’t be easy for the Kings. Max Pacioretty, William Karlsson and Nicolas Hague were in on three of the five goals scored against LA on Friday. Mark Stone also had a multi-point game.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in today:
LOS ANGELES KINGS
Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Dustin Brown
Austin Wagner — Michael Amadio — Jeff Carter
Adrian Kempe — Gabriel Vilardi — Trevor Moore
Carl Grundstrom — Jaret Anderson-Dolan — Austin Wagner
Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty
Kurtis MacDermid — Kale Clague
Olli Maatta — Austin Strand
Expected Scratches: Mark Alt
Injured Reserve: Matt Roy (undisclosed), Sean Walker (upper body), Matt Luff (undisclosed), Martin Frk (lower body)
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
Expected Scratches: Keegan Kolesar
Injured Reserve: Brayden McNabb (lower body)
COVID-19 Protocol: Alex Pietrangelo
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on ATTSN-RM and Fox Sports West, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv or ESPN+.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!