Here is how the Kings will skate tonight in the final preseason game against the birds:
Jonathan Bernier will be in net and will play the entire game.
Notice something missing? Kopitar, Smyth and Brown. No truth to the rumors that the Ducks have offered their entire team, coaching staff, a plucked Wild Wing and ice girls in a trade for our top line. Notice also that five rookie forwards will comprise the 3rd and 4th lines. Terry wants one last game day look before the Kings make the final cuts. Also, is that 5 players I count as forwards who have been known to drop the gloves? I am sure that is coincidence.
I will attend this game since there is only radio and for some damn reason, foxsportswest.com (per Hammond) has cancelled tonight’s stream. I will pay special attention to Jake Muzzin and Jonathan Bernier. Jake has earned a spot on the Kings’ roster on opening night and, hopefully, for a long time to come. Murray announced today that Bernier will back up Quick in net. Our two-headed dragon is set in goal.
I will post thoughts and tidbits from the game between the first and second period as well as a post game report. Each will be on lakingsnews.com.
For those tuning in on the radio, remember that today’s game is a 5:05pm start time.