Back at it this morning… Hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday. A reminder that tonight’s Kings-Ducks game is a 6 p.m. start. Today also kicks off the World Junior Championships, the top international tournament under-20 players. The United States pulled off the dramatic win last year, and this year’s USA team includes defenseman Derek Forbort, the Kings’ first-round pick from June. Canada’s team includes Kings prospect Brayden Schenn while Russia features Kings prospect Maxim Kitsyn.
Round-robin play starts today in Buffalo, with Canada playing Russia at 1 p.m. Pacific time and the United States playing Finland at 5 p.m. Pacific time. Both of today’s games will be live on the NHL Network.