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LA Kings Regular-Season Preview: Game 63 vs. Montreal

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Los Angeles Kings 2015-16 Regular Season:
Game 63 vs. Montreal, March 3, 2016, 7:30pm PST

The Los Angeles Kings embark on a five-game homestand beginning on Thursday night when they play host to the 30-28-6 Montreal Canadiens.

This will be the second and final meeting between the two clubs this season with the Kings taking the first meeting on Dec. 17 at the Bell Centre. In said game, Jonathan Quick put on arguably his best performance of the year, making 45 saves for the shutout — his last one to date — while Drew Doughty had a goal and an assist en route to a 3-0 victory.

The Kings, though, are coming off plenty of rest as they had not played since Sunday when they lost 4-2 in Anaheim. As for the Habs, they enter Thursday having already played the previous night. On Wednesday, they fell 3-2 in Anaheim in a shootout to fall to 1-6-1 in their last eight road games.

Ben Scrivens will likely get the start in goal for the Habs on Thursday. The former King has not played since Feb. 17 and has not won since Feb. 9. With that said, given the Kings’ luck against backup netminders, no one can afford to overlook Scrivens or the Canadiens overall.

As for the Kings, they will be getting a new face in the lineup as Kris Versteeg will be making his debut since being acquired last weekend. Versteeg practiced on a line with Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson on Wednesday.

Overall, it should be a great game as the Kings look to kick off their homestand on a high note.

Enjoy the game!

About Ryan Cowley

Ryan Cowley has been writing about the Los Angeles Kings since 2009, beginning as the head writer and editor of Make Way for the Kings since its inception. Until the summer of 2015, Make Way was run by the FanvsFan Network (www.makewayforthekings.com) but has since become independent at its new address: www.makewayforthekings.net Ryan is an NHL-accredited writer who has covered such events as the Stanley Cup Final and Stadium Series. He is also a graduate of Comedy Writing & Performance from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.

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