Line rushes, lineup notes from Glendale - LA Kings Insider

Good day from Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Based on this morning’s line rushes, expect this alignment when the Kings face the Arizona Coyotes in the road portion of their split-squad series:

Dwight King – Mike Richards – Justin Williams
Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Jordan Nolan – Jordan Weal – Justin Auger
Maxim Kitsyn – Nic Dowd – Scott Sabourin

Robyn Regehr – Slava Voynov
Alex Lintuniemi – Jeff Schultz
Brayden McNabb – Colin Miller

J.F. Berube
Patrik Bartosak

-As for the Coyotes’ lineups, here’s a preview:



Per Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, Mike Smith will go the distance in goal. Devan Dubnyk will get the call in Los Angeles.

-As for a preview of your Staples Center Kings lineups, take it away, Insider:

Both Rich and Helene Elliott reported that Drew Doughty may skate later today.

-Minutes will be assigned mostly evenly in tonight’s game, though special teams needs may dictate an adjustment. “Hopefully we play a lot of five-on-five,” Darryl Sutter said. Goalies will split the two games evenly. Martin Jones and Jeff Deslauriers will play in Los Angeles, and J.F. Berube and Patrik Bartosak will play in Glendale.

-Regarding Alex Lintuniemi, the 2014 second round pick who turns 19 years old tomorrow and will play in Glendale tonight, Sutter said the key is to get several new players into games over the earlier portion of the preseason slate. Keep in mind that Sutter has previously alluded to rotating players in and out of the lineup before relying more heavily on veterans over the final week to 10 days of the preseason schedule.