The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes are set to start preseason play at 9:00 p.m. PT (12:00 a.m. ET, 9/23/2023) tonight. However, instead of playing in LA or Arizona, the Kings’ contest is in Melbourne, Australia for the NHL Global Series. This is huge, as it will be the first-ever NHL game played in the Southern Hemisphere.
Naturally, not just Kings fans but hockey fans around the globe are going to want to watch this tilt. It is set to be a fun part of hockey history, so here are all the details you need to know to watch it.
Kings Game Details & How to Watch
Dates: Sept. 22 (PT)/ Sept. 23 (ET)
Time: 9 p.m. PT/12 a.m. ET
Location: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
TV Channel: NHL Network
Streaming Options: Sling, Fubo
Kings’ projected lines
For this special contest, the Kings are going with what could end up being their opening night roster. One notable player missing from the lineup is Brandt Clarke, as he did not travel with the team due to a short-term injury.
Here are the Kings’ projected lines:
Quinton Byfield – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
Kevin Fiala – Pierre-Luc Dubois – Arthur Kaliyev
Trevor Moore – Phillip Danault – Viktor Arvidsson
Carl Grundstrom – Blake Lizotte – Trevor Lewis
Mikey Anderson – Drew Doughty
Vladislav Gavrikov – Matt Roy
Tobias Björnfot – Jordan Spence
When looking at this group, the name to watch most closely is Dubois. The 25-year-old center was the club’s biggest addition of the summer, and fans are naturally excited to see what he can do. In 73 games last season with the Winnipeg Jets, he posted 27 goals and 63 points.
Talbot should also be watched like a hawk. The veteran netminder is the team’s other notable offseason addition and is looking to prove that he can still be a legitimate starter.
The final two players to keep a close eye on during the contest are Björnfot and Spence. These two young defensemen are both fighting for NHL spots, and it will be fun to see what they can do together on the bottom pairing.
Alas, this is a game that all fans are going to watch. Let’s see how the Kings do in their first game in ‘The Land Down Under’ from here.