A reminder: Cages are a good thing.
Kings line rushes and pairings from this morning’s skate in San Jose:
Nolan – Kopitar – Brown
King – Richards – Williams
Clifford – Andreoff – Lewis
Toffoli – Stoll – Carter
Pearson – Weal – Cracknell
Muzzin – Doughty
Regehr – Voynov
Martinez – Greene
Schultz – McNabb
All three goalies are on the ice. Marian Gaborik is not at this moment.
This is a preseason game; don’t put much stock in any line adjustments with several players on the verge of returning from injuries and coaches wanting looking to gauge various alignments in game situations. I’ll update the post when players start leaving the ice in an attempt to get a firmer view of tonight’s lineup.
UPDATE: Jonathan Quick left the ice first, so he’s likely to draw the start. Expect Martin Jones to back him up. Judging by those who remained on the ice after the morning skate, Brayden McNabb, Jeff Schultz, Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Carter and Jarret Stoll are unlikely to be in tonight’s lineup.
Joe Thornton responds to Drew Doughty’s summer comments:
Todd McLellan, on whether anything more than just a preseason win is at stake tonight: