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Kings vs. Coyotes Preseason Doubleheader Split Squad Preview

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Los Angeles Kings

Phoenix Coyotes


Staples Center
7:30 PM No Radio or TV Coverage


REAL HOCKEY! Or rather REAL HOCKEY FOOD BYPRODUCT! as i've taken to calling the NHL Preseason. It's time to get to the actual part of the Coyotes that involves ice rather than uncomfortable courtroom seating. Tonight we face off against the LA Kings in a Home and Home, Split Squad, Doubleheader. So far it looks like the teams sent the B squads on the road so the home teams should be the victors in each. In the 7:00 Arizona Game, Ilya Bryzgalov will start in Goal with the majority of the projected opening day defensive squad in front of him. Captain Shane Doan, along with Matthew Lombardi, Scottie Upshall and the Czeching line Of Radim Vrbata, Martin Hanzal and Petr Prucha will stay in Phoenix as well as one of the bright spots in camp, Justin Bernhardt. Berndardt has looked impressive with good stick handling, and good shots on the different goalies he has faced.

In the Los Angeles game (7:30pm) Some of the young forwards will see time with Peter Mueller, Mikkel Boedker, Viktor Tikhonov and Kyle Turris all making the trip. One surprise is Ryan Hollweg who was laying out the hits at camp like he wanted a contract. The former leaf is a long shot, but if he can actually generate some points to go along with the hits it's possible. The Defense is mostly AHL level for this year with the exception of Keith Yandle who should be on the opening day roster. Jason LaBarbera and Al Montoya will face the Kings A squad. Both goalies are battling for the backup spot behind Bryz, so hopefully they split the game so we can really see what's what. LaBarbera is looking to resurrect his career and Montoya is looking to continue a strong finish to last year. It'll be interesting to find out who the better tender is...





Game 1 (In Phoenix) @7PM

             Phoenix Coyotes            
              Los Angeles Kings            
Ilya Bryzgalov
Josh Tordjman

Zbynek Michalek
Jim Vandermeer
Adrian Aucoin
Kurt Sauer
Ed Jovanovski
Michael Stone

Scottie Upshall
Martin Hanzal
Matthew Lombardi
Petr Prucha
Radim Vrbata
Shane Doan
Jeff Hoggan
Vern Fiddler
Brett MacLean
Justin Bernhardt
David Spina
Francis Lessard

Erik Ersberg
Jeff Zatkoff

Davis Drewiskie
Matt Greene
Andrew Campbell
Viatcheslov Voynov
Drew Bagnall
Alec Martinez

Alexander Frolov
Michael Handzus
Wayne Simmonds
Brad Richardson
Gabe Gauthier
Trevor Lewis
Dwight King
Justin Azevedo
David Meckler
Raitis Ivanans
Marc-Andre Cliche
John Zeiler



Game 2 (In Los Angeles) 7:30PM

            Phoenix Coyotes             
             Los Angeles Kings             
Al Montoya

Keith Yandle
David Schlemko
Sami Lepisto
Shaun Heshka
Mathieu Brodeur

Kevin Porter
Lauri Korpikoski
Ryan Hollweg
Taylor Pyatt
Colin Long
Stefan Meyer
Chad Kolarik
Viktor Tikhonov
Mitch Fritz
Peter Mueller
Mikkel Boedker
Kyle Turris

Jonathan Bernier
Martin Jones

Jack Johnson
Rob Scuderi
Thomas Hickey
Colten Teubert
Joe Piskula
Drew Doughty

Ryan Smyth
Anze Kopitar
Justin Williams
Teddy Purcell
Andrei Loktionov
Oscar Moller
Kyle Clifford
Brayden Schenn
Jurag Mikus
Richard Clune
Peter Harrold
Kevin Westgarth