As noted earlier, the Kings stayed with the same lines in practice this morning that they used in last night’s game, meaning that the new-look line of center Trevor Lewis with wingers Kyle Clifford and Wayne Simmonds will get a second game together. That line didn’t generate much offense — it combined for two shots on goal — but it gave the Kings some hard work and drew a couple penalties.
MURRAY: “They did what they’re supposed to do. That’s a line that has to work hard, be intense. They have some speed, they have some skill, they have grit. They’re to battle for pucks and recover pucks, under heavy stress along the boards, and take it hard to the net, get to the net on a consistent basis and shoot pucks. They can be a good puck-control unit, and with a net attitude. That’s exactly the kind of game that they have to give us, what they showed us last night. In fact, they can give us, in some areas, a little more dig-in with heavier play, and maybe something better would happen as a result of it.”