This is the only meeting of the season between the Kings and the Montreal Canadiens, and remember that it carries an unusual start time of 12:30 p.m. It’s been an odd season for the Canadiens, who started 1-5-2, then pushed themselves over .500 and now are 0-2-2 in their last four games. This is the last game of their three-game West Coast road swing. The Canadiens might make one change on defense, and we’ll see what the Kings’ lines end up looking like, with the possibility that Trent Hunter might fill a third-line role. For the latest on the Canadiens, check out today’s story from the Montreal Gazette, followed by the possible lineups for both teams and the Canadiens’ full roster…

Key players rest on eye of Kings match

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KINGS LINEUP
Gagne-Kopitar-Brown
Penner-Stoll-Williams
Richardson-Loktionov-Hunter
Clifford-Fraser-Moreau

Scuderi-Doughty
Johnson-Voynov
Drewiske-Greene

Bernier
Quick

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CANADIENS LINEUP
Andrei Kostitsyn-Tomas Plekanec-Brian Gionta
Michael Cammalleri-David Deshamais-Erik Cole
Travis Moen-Lars Eller-Louis Leblanc
Mathieu Darche-Petteri Nokelainen-Aaron Palushaj

Josh Gorges-P.K. Subban
Hal Gill-Raphael Diaz
Alexei Emelin-Yannick Weber

Carey Price
Peter Budaj

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CANADIENS ROSTER
6 — Jaroslav Spacek — D
13 — Michael Cammalleri — LW
14 — Tomas Plekanec — C
15 — Petteri Nokelainen — C
17 — Chris Campoli — D
21 — Brian Gionta — RW
26 — Josh Gorges — D
32 — Travis Moen — LW
46 — Andrei Kostitsyn — LW
51 — David Desharnais — C
52 — Mathieu Darche — LW
60 — Aaron Palushaj — RW
61 — Raphael Diaz — D
62 — Frederic St-Denis — C
63 — Andreas Engqvist — C
67 — Max Pacioretty — LW
68 — Yannick Weber — D
71 — Louis Leblanc — C
72 — Erik Cole — LW
74 — Alexei Emelin — D
75 — Hal Gill — D
76 — P.K. Subban — D
79 — Andrei Markov — D
81 — Lars Eller — C

Injured-reserve list
11 — Scott Gomez — C
53 — Ryan White — C

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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