Scouting the Panthers

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the Kings and the Florida Panthers, and follows the Kings’ 2-1 victory at Staples Center on Dec. 1. That was a rough victory for the Kings. They were outshot 42-26, had to successfully kill six Florida power plays and lost both Willie Mitchell (groin) and Mike Richards (concussion) to injury in the first two periods. The Kings have won seven consecutive games against the Panthers, but the last four have been one-goal games. The Panthers have a 3-4-3 record in their last 10 games, but have won their last two home games. The Panthers aren’t generally a high-scoring team — they’re tied for 21st in the league in goals per game — but they do have a top-10 power play. Scott Clemmensen is expected to start in goal for Florida. For the latest on the Panthers, check out the coverage from the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel, followed by tonight’s probable lineups for the Kings and the Panthers…

Miami Herald’s Panthers coverage

Sun-Sentinel’s Panthers coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dustin Penner-Mike Richards-Jarret Stoll
Kyle Clifford-Andrei Loktionov-Trevor Lewis
Brad Richardson-Colin Fraser-Trent Hunter

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Jack Johnson
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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PANTHERS LINEUP
Tomas Fleischmann-Stephen Weiss-Kris Versteeg
Sean Bergenheim-Marcel Goc-Mikael Samuelsson
Tomas Kopecky-Shawn Matthias-Mike Santorelli
Krys Barch-John Madden-Matt Bradley

Brian Campbell-Erik Gudbranson
Jason Garrison-Mike Weaver
Keaton Ellerby-Tyson Strachan

Scott Clemmensen
Jose Theodore

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