The Rangers are out west, completing their California swing. Their first stop is LA for a date with the struggling Kings. Jonathan Quick has returned from injury, but has looked horrible in his return. The Kings hemorrhage goals and have trouble scoring. The Rangers have trouble scoring and are inconsistent on defense. But they have been receiving elite goaltending. This game will likely come down to whichever team can click on offense.
It looks like Tony DeAngelo will be back in action tonight, with Adam McQuaid being a late scratch due to an undisclosed injury. The lines got a shakeup as well, but Vinni Lettieri still appears to be the odd-man out.
Alex Iafallo-Anze Kopitar-Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson-Jeff Carter-Tyler Toffoli
Ilya Kovalchuk-Michael Amadio-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Nate Thompson-Austin Wagner
Alec Martinez-Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin-Paul Ladue
Dion Phaneuf-Sean Walker
Jonathan Quick gets the start.
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Vinni Lettieri (healthy), Adam McQuaid (undisclosed), Frederik Claesson (lower body), Boo Nieves (concussion)
Crazy Prediction: Finally a shutout for Hank.
Game time is 3:30pm.