Boston Bruins 16 pts (6-7-4)

@

Los Angeles Kings 24 pts (11-5-2)

10:30 p.m. ET

Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA

TV: NESN

Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule

Date

Game

GWG

28-Oct

LAK 2 @ BOS 1

Tyler Toffoli

16-Nov

BOS @ LAK


Team Leaders

Bruins

Kings

David Pastrnak, 17

Points

Anze Kopitar, 22

David Pastrnak, 10

Goals

Anze Kopitar, 9

Torey Krug, 8

Assists

Anze Kopitar, 13

Despite out playing the Anaheim Ducks for much of the game last night, the Bruins dropped a 4-2 decision for their fourth straight loss.  The Los Angeles Kings have lost their last their games and, just like the Bruins, are 1-3-1 over their last five games.

The Kings won the first matchup between these two teams back on October 28.  Tyler Toffoli scored twice while goaltender Jonathan Quick made 29 saves in a 2-1 victory.

The Bruins could be without defenseman Torey Krug tonight, who was not on the bench for the final few minutes of last night’s defeat.  Head coach Bruce Cassidy had no update on the injury following the game, nor did he know how serious it was.

If Krug cannot go, Rob O’Gara will dress in his place leaving Charlie McAvoy as the only puck moving defender in the Boston lineup.

Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown are playing like they did back when the Kings won two Stanley Cups in three years. Kopitar is in the midst of a career-long nine-game scoring streak. He has three goals and 11 points during this span.  Brown has two goals and five points during his current four-game scoring streak.


Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS

Peter Cehlarik - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Frank Vatrano - Jordan Szwarz - Danton Heinen

Matt Beleskey - Sean Kuraly - Jake DeBrusk

Tim Schaller - Riley Nash - Kenny Agostino

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

Paul Postma - Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER

Anton Khudobin (3-0-2, 2.60 GAA, .923 save % 0 SO)


INJURY REPORT

C-Ryan Spooner (groin) out, D-Adam McQuaid (leg) out, C-Dave Krejci (upper-body) out, RW-David Backes (colon) out, RW-Anders Bjork (undisclosed) out, LW-Brad Marchand (undisclosed) out

Probable Kings Lineup

FORWARDS

Alex Iafallo - Anze Kopitar - Dustin Brown

Tanner Pearson- Adrian Kemp - Tyler Toffoli

Andy Andreoff - Nick Shore - Trevor Lewis

Jussi Jokinen - Andrew Crescenzi - Jonny Brodzinski

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Derek Forbort - Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin - Christian Folin

Kurtis MacDermid - Alec Martinez

GOALTENDER

Jonathan Quick (9-5-1, 2.32 GAA, .930 save %, .930 save %, 2 SO)

INJURY REPORT

RW-Marion Gaborik (knee) out, LW-Kyle Clifford (upper-body) out, C-Jeff Carter (ankle) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
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