Through the years, much has been made about Kings defenseman Drew Doughty playing against guys like Matthew Tkachuk in Calgary or Logan Couture in San Jose. However, nothing seems to get the Doughty stories fired up more than a game against the Maple Leafs played in Toronto. Be on the look out for some great soundbites over the next 24 hours.
It will be hard to top this classic video, though:
On the ice, we’re expecting Kings coach Todd McLellan to ice the same group of 18 skaters he used in Tuesday’s victory over Ottawa. The only change should be a return of Jonathan Quick in goal.
LA Kings Projected Lineup vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Fiala – Kopitar – Kaliyev
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Iafallo – Kempe – Vilardi
JAD – Lizotte – Grundstrom
Anderson – Doughty
Durzi – Roy
Edler – Walker
Scratches: Björnfot, Fagemo
ICYMI: Brandt Clarke is off to the World Juniors
Injured Reserve: Lemieux (targeting mid-December)
Additional Game Notes
Puck drop is set for 4:00pm PST and will be televised by Bally Sports West.
Nothing says #ThrowbackThursday quite like #GoKingsGo vs #LeafsForever
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Last time out, Toronto shutout the Dallas Stars 4-9 on Tuesday. Here’s how the Leafs lined up for that one:
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