Projected Lineups – LA Kings at Colorado Avalanche; There’s a Snowball’s Chance

Coming off a solid win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night at home, coach Todd McLellan and his LA Kings are now in Colorado for a quick one-game road trip. We’re not expecting any lineup changes for the team’s first matchup with the Avalanche this season.

Here’s what McLellan had to say when asked if this was a measuring stick game tonight:

“The season is so long. We’re not even halfway there yet. They’re important games; they’re tough games. I can’t remember the last time we’ve won in Colorado. We’ll mention that to the group. We’ll see if we’ve closed the gap. The gap [between us and the Avs] has tended to be pretty wide. But, we’ll see if we’ve closed the gap a little bit and we’ll come back on Friday and practice, then get ready to do it all over again. I think it’s a little bit early, at least in my opinion, for that type of address to the team.”

LA Kings Projected Lineup vs. Colorado Avalanche

Fiala – Kopitar – Kempe
Iafallo – Danault – Arvidsson
JAD – Lizotte – Vilardi
Lemieux – Byfield – Kupari

Anderson – Doughty
Durzi – Roy
Edler – Walker


Scratches: Grundstrom, Moore, Spence

Injured Reserve: Kaliyev (retro to Dec. 20, expected out several weeks)

Additional Game Notes

Puck drop is set for 6:00pm PST and will be televised by Bally Sports West.

In Colorado’s last game played, they were downed by the Coyotes 6-3 in Arizona on Tuesday.

Here’s how the Avalanche lined up for that one:

They’ll be wearing their Reverse Retro jerseys tonight:


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Projected Lineups – LA Kings at Colorado Avalanche; There’s a Snowball’s Chance