KINGS VS. BLUE JACKETS

WELCOME TO THE KINGS NEWS DAILY PREGAME REPORT. HERE YOU’LL FIND ALL THE INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW LEADING UP THE GAME. THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Jack Johnson

Former Kings Defenseman Jack “MF” Johnson now has what he wants…his own team.
Photo: SpatzShots

THE STORY LINE

Last They Met, The Columbus Blue Jackets Snapped A Los Angeles 3 Game Winning Streak With A 3-1 Victory And Former King Jack Johnson Declared “This One Felt Good.”

THE GAME

Who: Los Angeles Kings (2-3-2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (3-5-1)
When: 4pm Pacific
Where: Nationwide ArenaColumbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports West (pregame @3:30)
Radio: 1150AM

GAME NOTES

KND’s PROJECTED KINGS LINEUP

Forwards

Defensemen

Brown (23)

Kopitar (11)

Williams (14)

Scuderi (7)

Doughty (8)

Gagne (12)

Richards (10)

Carter (77)

Martinez (27)

Voynov (26)

King (74)

Stoll (28)

Lewis (22)

Drewiske (44)

Muzzin (6)

Clifford (13)

Richardson (15)

Nolan (71)

Scratches:

Fraser (24)

Penner (25)

Bodnarchuck (47)

Goalies:

Quick (32)

Bernier (45)

Injured:

Greene/Mitchell

*Lisa Dillman is reporting Richardson may be scratched after all, putting Fraser back into the lineup.

PREGAME READING

PREGAME VIDEO

COLUMBUS GAME PREVIEW

JACK JOHNSON

COLUMBUS COACH RICHARDS


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  • I really hope we don’t play down to their level…this is clearly a game we have to win…(!)

    • Paul Armbruster

      Especially since their defense is in worse shape than ours. Two players will make their season debut tonight. One has 6 minutes of NHL experience, the other 5 games in 2010. Wow!

      • you know the ol’saying…
        sometimes the best defense is a good offense…

        well, get the guys we have to play better positionally and good stuff should follow – especially tonight, as to yr point about columbus’s lack of experience on the blueline…we need to get that first pass out of our zone quicker…and it has to connect more often than not…there are times when we look like we are playing as if the redline still exists…also, i can’t remember the last time the kings had so many issues holding on to the puck…we seem to have a case of the “jimmy hands”…

        dl probably has a short list of players he’s looking at to acquire…and i wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls the trigger sooner than later…