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.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.