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johnjm22 09-23-2009 07:10 PM

Pre-Season - Kings @ Avalanche - 9/23/09 - 6PM
 
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Los Angeles Kings
(3-1-1)

VS.


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Colorado Avalanche
(2-1-0)

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6:00PM (PST) @ Pepsi Center Denver, CO


TV Broadcast:NA
Radio Broadcast: KTLK 1150 AM


PREVIEW
The Kings will conclude their two-game, back-to-back road trip through Kansas City and Colorado Wednesday night, playing the Colorado Avalanche.

The Kings (3-1-1) defeated the Islanders, 4-2 in a fight-filled exhibition in Kansas City last night. Wayne Simmonds had two goals and Teddy Purcell and Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings in the win. Purcell has looked impressive so far this pre-season, scoring 2-2=4 in three games, while Simmonds leads the Kings with four goals in four games while collecting 12 PIMs and a team-high 10 shots on goal. Simmonds scored just nine goals in 82 games last season, his first in the NHL.

Interestingly, at the game in KC, Kings forward Kevin Westgarth and NY Islanders defenseman Brett Westgarth for 24 PIMs, but were under strict orders from their mother that fighting each other was not an option. Mother Gilda and father Reg, were both on hand for the contest.

Erik Ersberg will start and play all 60 minutes in net tonight trying to keep a lock down on the Kings No. 2 goaltender position. Ryan Smyth will not be playing in his return to Colorado with Teddy Purcell earning the promotion to the top line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams.

There will be a lot of players that are challenging for roster spots in tonight's game with Kyle Clifford, Brayden Schenn, Trevor Lewis, Rich Clune and Marc-Andre Cliche up front and Alec Martinez and Thomas Hickey on the back end.

First-year Avalanche coach Joe Sacco has guided the Avalanche to a 2-1-0 mark thus far in the pre-season, after defeating the Blues 2-1 at the Pepsi Center on Sunday. Colorado also lost at ST. Louis, 6-2 on Sept. 18 while dropping Dallas, 3-1 on Sept. 17.

"I’m approaching every preseason game like a regular season game, and that’s been our team attitude as well," Sacco told coloradoavalanche.com. "We have to get off to a good start this season. We can’t wait for October 1 to play hockey.

"Right now, we’re trying to be in regular season mode as far as our practices, our tempo, the pace of everything. We’re trying so that when October 1 rolls around we’re not sitting there watching and saying ‘Wow, the intensity level has picked up."

With its roster now down to 27 players, most of the Avalanche’s regulars - including Paul Stastny, Milan Hejduk and Wojtek Wolski - are expected to be in the lineup against the Kings. Also likely to play are rookies Matt Duchene and Ryan O’Reilly, the latter of which signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Avalanche on Monday.

Former King Tom Preissing will not play, after having a scope done on his right knee and will miss 4-6 weeks. Kyle Quincey, who played with the Kings last year could see action as the Aves have just eight healthy defensemen on their preseason roster. Quincey came by and chatted with his former teammates at the Kings morning skate at the Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche acquired Preissing, along with defenseman Kyle Quincey, in a deal that sent Ryan Smyth to the Los Angeles Kings during the off-season,

Former King Adam Deadmarsh will also be on hand, as he is the Video/Development Coach for the Avalanche.




KINGS POINT LEADERS
PLAYER ---------- GP G A PTS
Simmonds, Wayne---4 4 0 4
Johnson, Jack-------3 2 2 4
Purcell, Teddy-------3 2 2 4
Williams, Justin------2 1 3 4
Kopitar, Anze--------2 1 2 3
Frolov, Alexander----3 0 3 3
Drewiske, Davis------4 0 3 3
Schenn, Brayden----3 2 0 2
Brown, Dustin-------2 1 1 2
Doughty, Drew------3 1 1 2
Hickey, Thomas-----3 0 2 2
Smyth, Ryan--------2 1 0 1
Voinov, Vjateslav----1 0 1 1
Stoll, Jarret---------1 0 1 1
Piskula, Joe---------2 0 1 1
Moller, Oscar--------2 0 1 1
Loktionov, Andrei----2 0 1 1
Scuderi, Rob---------2 0 1 1
Martinez, Alec-------3 0 1 1
Handzus, Michal-----3 0 1 1
Mikus, Juraj---------1 0 0 0
King, Dwight--------1 0 0 0
Mullen, Patrick------1 0 0 0
Teubert, Colten-----1 0 0 0
Gauthier, Gabe------1 0 0 0
Azevedo, Justin-----1 0 0 0
Zeiler, John---------1 0 0 0
Bagnall, Drew-------1 0 0 0
Meckler, David-------1 0 0 0
Segal, Brandon------1 0 0 0
Greene, Matt--------2 0 0 0
O'Donnell, Sean------2 0 0 0
Harrold, Peter--------2 0 0 0
Campbell, Andrew----2 0 0 0
Cliche, Marc-Andre---3 0 0 0
Clifford, Kyle---------3 0 0 0
Westgarth, Kevin----3 0 0 0
Richardson, Brad-----3 0 0 0
Lewis, Trevor--------3 0 0 0
Clune, Richard-------3 0 0 0
Ivanans, Raitis-------4 0 0 0
TEAM TOTALS-------5 15 27 42
OPPONENT TOTALS--5 11 19 30



KINGS STARTING LINEUP
Purcell-Kopitar-Williams
Clifford-Schenn-Brown
Richardson-Lewis-Clune
Ivanans-Cliche-Harrold

Johnson-Scuderi
Hickey-Greene
Martinez-Doughty

Ersberg
Bernier

AVALANCHE ROSTER AS OF 9/23/09
TJ Hensick
Wojtek Wolski
Matt Duchene
Matt Hendricks
Darcy Tucker
Milan Hejduk
Chris Stewart
Paul Stastny
David Koci
Chris Durno
Ryan O'Reilly
TJ Galiardi
Marek Svatos
David Jones
Cody McLeod

DEFENSE:
John-Michael Liles
Brett Clark
Derek Peltier
Kyle Cumiskey
Tom Preissing***
Scott Hannan
Ruslan Salei
Kyle Quincey
Adam Foote

GOALIES:
Craig Anderson
Peter Budaj
Tyler Weiman



Omni Owl 09-23-2009 07:21 PM

I like that Clifford-Schenn-Brown line.

JDM 09-23-2009 07:24 PM

That's a pretty full Colorado lineup. Pretty much the lineup they'll roll on opening night. Good to see Clifford-Schenn against a real NHL team, even if it's the team that might have Taylor Hall on it next year.

Wait... nevermind, I just saw that it says "Roster" and not "lineup".

johnjm22 09-23-2009 07:32 PM

Sorry for the weak GDT's. I'll spruce em up once the regular season starts.

grncobra76 09-23-2009 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnjm22 (Post 21238349)
Sorry for the weak GDT's. I'll spruce em up once the regular season starts.

No need to apologize, you have done all of us a service. I'm very grateful and I'm sure everyone else is! Thank you for the great GDT. :yo:

Chruceg 09-23-2009 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnjm22 (Post 21238349)
Sorry for the weak GDT's. I'll spruce em up once the regular season starts.

Never a need to apologize. Your GDTs consistently are the cream of the crop. Many thanks.

Also, Lewis needs to step up.

Go Kings.

riznat 09-23-2009 08:19 PM

kings PP coming up, Stastny holding on Kopitar.

falconski 09-23-2009 08:26 PM

radio link if you don't have one(avs feed): http://milehighsports.com/Article.asp?id=1307313

Omni Owl 09-23-2009 08:28 PM

And Harrold scores.

Ollie Weeks 09-23-2009 08:28 PM

Harrold, eh? From Ivanans, you say?

King RAZZ 09-23-2009 08:29 PM

Harrold???

Kings 1-0

riznat 09-23-2009 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cabwaylingo (Post 21239483)
And Harrold scores.

teaming up with Ivanans no less :huh:

Omni Owl 09-23-2009 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riznat (Post 21239498)
teaming up with Ivanans no less :huh:

Eh, whatever works. Kevin Dallman tore it up in the preseason a while back.

xavi4life 09-23-2009 08:47 PM

Who scored???
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lumbergh 09-23-2009 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnjm22 (Post 21238349)
Sorry for the weak GDT's. I'll spruce em up once the regular season starts.

You're too modest.

LeanSixSigma 09-23-2009 09:14 PM

Anyone know where I might be able to watch this game online?

Cruel11 09-23-2009 09:16 PM

2-1 Avs (hejduk, stasny, harrold)

Kurrilino 09-23-2009 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMK33 (Post 21240437)
Anyone know where I might be able to watch this game online?

basically myp2p.com is the best bet.

BUT..............

the Kings games are not televised, so nobody can stream it... :rant:

Welcome to the Kings preseason

JBernierFan 09-23-2009 09:23 PM

The kings sound like they are running around this 2nd period. They sound terrible!

JBernierFan 09-23-2009 09:26 PM

Penalty shot for Cliche!

Save Anderson.

LeanSixSigma 09-23-2009 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kurrilino (Post 21240521)
basically myp2p.com is the best bet.

BUT..............

the Kings games are not televised, so nobody can stream it... :rant:

Welcome to the Kings preseason

Thanks for the info..... the flames/oilers game or the sharks/nuks game on justintv.com if anyone is interested.

onlyalad 09-23-2009 09:35 PM

Just noticed Simmonds has 4 goal in 4 games. 82 goals in the reg season here he comes ;)

JBernierFan 09-23-2009 09:53 PM

Second turn over by JJ that has resulted in a goal tonight.

3-1 Avs

Puck U 09-23-2009 09:54 PM

J-MF-Oooops!crap!-J

I smell Terry's Dog House getting a new tenant soon if this keeps up.

Zad 09-23-2009 09:56 PM

Defense is playing like ****.


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