After practice today, Terry Murray said that his lineup for Saturday’s game in Las Vegas would be veteran-heavy, including the Smyth-Kopitar-Brown, Richardson-Stoll-Williams and Ponikarovsky-Handzus-Simmonds lines, plus Drew Doughty, Willie Mitchell, Rob Scuderi, Jack Johnson and, in goal, Jonathan Quick. The fourth line is still to be determined, and Murray indicated that he would go with a third defense pair of Jake Muzzin and Peter Harrold.
Murray wouldn’t say who his goaltender(s) would be for Sunday’s game at Anaheim, although he might have tipped his hand a bit when he said that there might be an opportunity for Erik Ersberg to play half the game. That might indicate that he has already decided to play Jonathan Bernier for at least half the game, given that it’s highly doubtful that Quick would play in back-to-back games in that situation.
Scott Parse is still off the ice, and Murray said it is doubtful that Parse would play this weekend.