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LA Kings Regular-Season Preview: Game 74 @ Winnipeg

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Los Angeles Kings 2015-16 Regular Season:
Game 74 @ Winnipeg, March 24, 2016, 5pm PST

After winning four-straight games, the Los Angeles Kings have suddenly lost back-to-back games. On Thursday, they will hope to end the slide as they look to close out their road trip with a win against the 30-37-6 Winnipeg Jets.

Thursday marks the second of three meetings between the Kings and Jets this season. Los Angeles took the first meeting by a 4-1 count at the MTS Centre back on Oct. 27. Milan Lucic scored a late tiebreaker in said game to propel the silver-and-black to victory.

For the Kings, they will be missing the services of Kris Versteeg once again who has missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury. Due to personal reasons, Tanner Pearson missed Los Angeles’s last game and his status is unknown. If he doesn’t play, expect Nic Dowd to suit up for his second-career NHL game.

As for the Jets, while they will not be making the playoffs this year, they do expect to fight hard and play spoiler if the opportunity arises. However, the Jets have lost 15 of their last 20 on home ice while going just 1-for-34 on the power play in their last 10 games. This is something that the Kings must take advantage of.

We will see if the silver-and-black can end their road swing with a win.

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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