Teddy Purcell will become, I believe, the first Kings player to start a game on each of the four lines this season when he starts tomorrow’s game on the first line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. Purcell has two goals and three assists this season. Here’s what Terry Murray said this morning about Purcell…
MURRAY: “I need him to get going. I want to give him every opportunity to play well. I think, in the last couple games, he has been trying to do more things. He’s been handling the puck with more confidence in practice the last couple days. There’s much better jump, and I want to try to take advantage of that upside of the curve. Hopefully it comes out here tomorrow.”
And how long will Purcell’s rope be? How many games will he get a chance to prove himself in, on the top line?
MURRAY: “Probably a couple of games. I’m going to give him a couple of games here on this top line, get him back on the power play, and also I need to have that conversation with him, that, `Hey, it’s time. I need you to give us some statistics here, point. That’s a big part of your game, to create, score. This is a great opportunity.”’