Change also came to defense - LA Kings Insider

Plenty of attention, in recent days, has been paid to the Kings’ line-combination changes, and rightfully so, given the dramatic shakeup among the forwards. But Terry Murray also switched up his defensive pairings, going to a look that paired Rob Scuderi with Drew Doughty, Willie Mitchell with Slava Voynov and Jack Johnson with Matt Greene. In making the changes, the Kings were looking for a blast for the past, both from the recent past and from a couple seasons ago…

MURRAY: “With Drew’s game, we’re looking to get him right back to the level of play that he showed us in the past. He played his best hockey with Scuderi, going back two years ago, and had a very good year with Mitchell. But the thought process on that is, Voynov played, in his first call-up here, extremely well (with Mitchell). So we decided to give that a look, and that’s the way it will be tomorrow.’’