Game Preview – Kings Sutter vs Ducks Boudreau

Posted on December 22, 2011 by


This is the 4th of our 6 meetings so far this season. We are 2-1 against the Ducks and hope to make that 3-1 tonight. Both the Kings and the Ducks have played well below their expectations this year. But the Ducks suck more! Ha!

This is the first meeting of the new coaches. Sutter v Boudrau. All I can say is I hope that Sutter has better luck with us than Boudreau has had with the Ducks. They are 2-6-1 since he became coach. For the Kings, we need to go something like 49 wins on the rest of the season to make the playoffs. Can we do it? I think we can.

FREEWAY FACEOFF!!!

Few notes:

  • Richards is back in the line up! Woo hoo!!!
  • Sutter changed up the lines With Hunter out tonight
  • Richardson on the first line with Kopi and Brown
  • Moved Lewis to RW on the 2nd line
  • Gagne to LW on the 2nd line
  • Penner and Williams wing Stoll on the 3rd
I like the lineup changes. I’ve always been a big Richardson fan as he will always work hard and try his best. He has had a slump (so has everyone) and was usually a healthy scratch under Murray. I like sticking him on the top line. He will move to get the puck and get it to Kopi. Yes, I approve. And what about Gagne with Richards? Right on! That is where he should be anyways. They have played for a long time together and I’m hoping that the old familiarity will work for us and bump Gagne back up to getting us points. Penner and Williams on the third line. hmmmm. Ok, I’ll take it for tonight. Both are great players when they are on and maybe this will help Stolly out as well. He has been in a deep black hole lately. If it works, could be one of the best 3rd lines I’ve seen in a long while! Not sure who will play on the 4th line, but be prepared for after the holidays for Lokti to go back down and Voynov will stay. I bet we will see a trade or something coming soon.
But for tonight, just kick some ass and take names later! Go Kings!
 

Kings Line Up:

# 15 Richardson – # 11 Kopitar – # 23 Brown

# 12 Gagne –  # 10 Richards – # 22 Lewis

#25 Penner– #28 Stoll  – # 14 Williams

# 13 Clifford – # 24 Fraser – # 19 Westgarth

# 8 Doughty – # 7 Scuderi

# 44 Dreweski –# 33 Mitchell

# 22 Greene – # 3 Johnson

# 32 Quick

# 45 Bernier

Anaheim Ducks

#12 Niklas Hagman – #15 Ryan Getzlaf – #10 Corey Perry
#7 Andrew Cogliano – #9 Bobby Ryan – #8 Teemu Selanne
#41 Andrew Gordon – #63 Nick Bonino – #51 Kyle Palmieri
#39 Matt Beleskey – #14 Rod Pelley – #16 George Parros

#23 Francois Beauchemin – #4 Cam Fowler
#17 Lubomir Visnovsky – #32 Toni Lydman
#21 Sheldon Brookbank – #5 Luca Sbisa

#1 Jonas Hiller
#38 Dan Ellis

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