Game 4 lineup notes - LA Kings Insider


Projected Lines – Los Angeles

Dustin Brown – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Anze Kopitar – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Brad Richardson

Robyn Regehr – Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov
Jake Muzzin – Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

As noted earlier, Mike Richards remains out. Darryl Sutter indicated that the decision to switch centers was due more in part to give Anze Kopitar more ice time against players outside of the opponents’ top-six. “We played our same lines every shift every game last year in the playoffs, and just about all year this year, other than left wingers. So obviously we just moved Kopi more into a quieter role, that’s all. It wasn’t really Jarret.”

Projected Lines – Chicago

Bryan Bickell – Jonathan Toews – Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp – Michal Handzus – Patrick Kane
Brandon Saad – Andrew Shaw – Viktor Stalberg
Marcus Kruger – Dave Bolland – Michal Frolik

Nick Leddy – Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya – Niklas Hjalmarsson
Sheldon Brookbank – Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford
Ray Emery

-Sheldon Brookbank will play for Duncan Keith, who is suspended for Game 4. He had skated at times earlier in the year in a pairing with Michal Roszival; should that pairing be reunited, Nick Leddy would assume Keith’s role alongside Brent Seabrook. “I just tried to stay focused as much as I could and just be prepared for the time when they need me,” Brookbank told reporters, as noted by Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times. “Duncan’s playing really good right now, he’s pretty much our top D-man at this point, so we definitely don’t want him to get suspended. But it’s definitely an opportunity for me. It’s something where I’ll just do my best to make the most of.”