Los Angeles Kings Projected LineupDustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams Dustin Penner – Mike Richards – Jarret Stoll Brad Richardson – Andrei Loktionov – Trevor Lewis Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Kevin Westgarth Rob Scuderi – Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell – Slava Voynov
Jack Johnson – Matt Greene Jonathan Quick
News & Notes: Kevin Westgarth will be in the line up tonight in place of Trent Hunter. He is needed in this game because of a tough Senators team. The Kings are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday. This is their last game before an 8 day all star break. The Kings are still only 1 point behind first in the Pacific division, but also only 3 points into a playoff spot.
Ottawa Senators Projected LineupColin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
Chris Phillips-Mark Borowiecki Craig Anderson
News & Notes: The Senators have been a huge surprise in the NHL this year. Many NHL experts picked them to finish in the bottom half of the league. The are 5th place in the Eastern Conference and only 4 points out of first. The 2012 NHL all star game will be held in Ottawa and there is a lot of excitement surrounding that.
Opposition Blog: Senshot
Matchup Thoughts: The Kings have won their last 3 games played against the Senators, and 4 straight at Staples Center. If the Kings are going to continue that streak by getting a win tonight, they better put in some effort. Some Kings players just did not seem like they were ready to play on Saturday. Scoring more than one goal tonight would go a long way as well. The Kings chances look good against Craig Anderson; in 8 games played Anderson is 1-5-3 with a goals against average of 3.44.
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