Here’s a look at LA’s lineup, according to Daily Faceoff:
Dwight King - Anze Kopitar - Tyler Toffoli
Tanner Pearson - Jeff Carter - Dustin Brown
Adrian Kempe - Nic Dowd - Kyle Clifford
Marian Gaborik - Nick Shore - Trevor Lewis
Derek Forbort - Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin - Alec Martinez
Brayden McNabb - Kevin Gravel
With Jonathan Quick still on the shelf, Budaj has kept LA alive this season. Zatkoff was just put on waivers and Budaj played two nights ago, so we just might see the Waivermen in net, assuming Khudobin starts for the B’s.
With some shuffling during last night’s loss, let’s assume that Cassidy returns to his original setup to start this one. It’s anybody’s guess as to what the third-period combinations will look like.
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Backes
Peter Cehlarik - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Jimmy Hayes - Ryan Spooner - Frank Vatrano
Matt Beleskey - Dominic Moore - Riley Nash
Beleskey should stay in, at least for now; while he didn’t have a strong night last night, it stands to reason that he’s an improvement (however slight) over Tim Schaller who was scratched last night and has been making some strides in his return to game form. If it is Beleskey’s knee that still bothers him, perhaps Schaller comes back in.
We also may see Backes and Pastrnak switched as they were late in the game last night, but that didn’t have much of anything to do with Vatrano’s tying goal, so again, who knows.
Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid
Colin Miller - Kevan Miller
Dobby should get the start so Tuukka doesn’t have to go in back-to-backs.