March 9, 2012 3:15 pm

Scouting the Red Wings

This is the third of four meetings this season between the Kings and the Detroit Red Wings. It follows the Red Wings’ 4-1 victory on Nov. 19 in Los Angeles and the Red Wings’ 8-2 victory on Dec. 17 in Detroit. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick played the entire first game and eight-plus minutes of the second game, so he has allowed seven goals in 3 1/2 periods against Detroit this season. The Kings will need to improve on special teams against the Red Wings in order to have a chance tonight. In the two previous meetings, the Kings went a combined 0-for-9 on the power play, while the Red Wings went a combined 3-for-8. As noted earlier, the Red Wings are without injured players Jimmy Howard, Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Todd Bertuzzi, Jonathan Ericsson and Jakub Kindl. Justin Abdelkader had flu symptoms this morning but is expected to play. If he can’t, he will be replaced by call-up Joakim Andersson. For the latest on the Red Wings, check out the coverage from the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News, followed by the possible lineups for the Kings and the Red Wings…

Detroit Free Press’ Red Wings coverage

The Detroit News’ Red Wings coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Jeff Carter
Dustin Penner-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Colin Fraser-Brad Richardson

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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RED WINGS LINEUP
Valtteri Filppula-Henrik Zetterberg-Jiri Hudler
Drew Miller-Darren Helm-Johan Franzen
Danny Cleary-Justin Abdelkader-Gustav Nyquist
Tomas Holmstrom-Cory Emmerton-Jan Mursak

Niklas Kronwall-Brad Stuart
Kyle Quincey-Ian White
Doug Janik-Brendan Smith

Joey MacDonald
Jordan Pearce

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