After dropping their first two games against the St. Louis Blues, the LA Kings will look to take one on their home ice.
The LA Kings and St. Louis will wrap up their regular-season meetings after Wednesday night’s game. The Blues took the first two at home, outscoring Los Angeles 10-3. The Kings are winners of their last two after taking down Montreal and Buffalo over the weekend. They will look to finish the remaining two games of their homestand on a high note.
- Cal Petersen started on Sunday, so will the Kings go back to Jonathan Quick? The latter stopped 32-of-34 shots in a losing effort in his previous start against the Blues.
[UPDATE 10:37 PM – Quick is the likely starter]
Jonathan Quick off first this morning for the 👑
— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) November 3, 2021
- Andreas Athanasiou returned to practice on Tuesday in a white jersey. He was previously wearing a red, non-contact jersey. That said, Todd McLellan indicated he wouldn’t be in the lineup Wednesday.
- Matt Roy is finding comfort in the inconsistencies this season. “Steady Eddie” has been quarterbacking on the power play, and he noted in yesterday’s media availability that the Kings need to play fast against the Blues.
- Forwards Viktor Arvidsson and Gabe Vilardi remain in NHL protocol.
- Per LAKI’s Zach Dooley, expect Lias Andersson to be skating on the Kings’ top line against the Blues.
Todd McLellan confirmed with us this morning that we'll likely see Lias Andersson skate with Anze Koptiar and Dustin Brown tomorrow, with Arthur Kaliyev slotting back to his usual line.
Good insight as to why to follow on @lakingsinsider.
— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) November 2, 2021
Puck Drop and Broadcast Info
- Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. P.T.
- TV: TNT, TVAS2
Tale of the Tape
LA Kings: 23.5% (11th)
Blues: 35.0% (2nd)
LAK: 69.2% (29th)
STL: 91.3% (3rd)
LAK: 51.2% (13th)
STL: 53.4% (7th)
Goals Per Game
LAK: 2.67 (20th)
STL: 4.14 (1st)
Goals Against Per Game
LAK: 3.00 (20th)
STL: 2.14 (4th)
LAK: Anze Kopitar – 7 goals, 6 assists, 13 points
STL: Three tied with 9 points (Kyrou, Perron, Tarasenko)