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HOME GAME OPPONENTS REPORT - LOS ANGELES KINGS

From Head Coach Andy Murray’s Media Session:
Expected to start in net: Jason LaBarbera (8-5-1)

Team Information:
2005-06 Record: 18-12-1, 37 points, 2nd in the Pacific Division
Head Coach: Andy Murray (7th season as Head Coach)

Leading Scorers:
Goals: Pavol Demitra (16)
Assists: Pavol Demitra (22)
Points: Pavol Demitra (16-22=38)

Injuries:
Valeri Bure (back injury – retroactive to September 29)
George Parros (right ankle sprain – week-to-week)
Ryan Flinn (concussion – week-to-week)
Jeff Cowan (hamstring – day-to-day)

What To Watch For:
The Kings are 10-1-0 in games this season when Pavol Demitra scores two or more points.

Radio:
KSPN 710 AM (7:00 p.m.), and along the Kings Radio Network

Television:
FSN West (7:30 p.m.); Break the Ice (7:00)

Ticket Information:
There are approximately 750 tickets remaining; for ticket information, call 1-888-KINGS-LA

HOME GAME OPPONENTS REPORT - WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Team Information:
2005-06 Record: 9-17-2, 20 points, 5th in the Southeast Division
Head Coach: Glen Hanlon

Players to Watch:
Alexander Ovechkin

Leading Scorers:
Goals: Alexander Ovechkin (18)
Assists: Jeff Halpern (16)
Points: Alexander Ovechkin (18-14=32)

What To Watch For:
Defenseman Jamie Heward has at least a point in his previous three games.

Kings Goaltending Consultant Andy Nowicki on the expectations for goaltender Jason LaBarbera:

“Jason will be in net for us tonight. He has been working very hard in practice and we expect him to have a great game tonight. We need to have one, and I know he’ll step forward and respond to the challenge.”

Link to this story at http://www.lakings.com/2,2353.ftm

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