Line changes confirmed

The Kings’ forwards will indeed skate tomorrow the way they practiced today. Jason LaBarbera will be in goal for his 10th consecutive start. Here’s an initial quote from Terry Murray about the lineup shakeup:

MURRAY: “We’re looking to get some wins and we’re looking to get a consistent level of play from our four lines. I think that whenever you lose three in a row, and especially the game last night, I think it brought a lot of focus to the need for change in personnel on lines and on the special-teams look. We just had a penalty-kill meeting, and we’re trying to get refocused on the attitude we had in the early part of the season, meaning the first five, six games. Last night was just a game where we didn’t get into it, I guess, because of our special teams. Both our penalty kill and our power play seemed to shut down at the same time last night, and we have to bring attention back and we have to get refocused here. We’ve got a huge game tomorrow against a very aggressive and determined team, and we know that we’re going to have our hands full, so we’re trying to bring some focus back to what we need to get done.”

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  • Duckhunter

    I must say, I find it more than interesting, that Ersberg has not been given a chance to start a game. I really could care less about the line changes, it’s going to be a while before we find that perfect balance between lines, but LaBarb starting 10 in a row! I usually don’t question people that are far superior than me in certain situations, but I’m beginning to wonder why?

  • petey

    Seriously, how badly does LaBarbera have to play to sit for a game or two? Get this guy outta there.

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  • Mike Corrigan

    I guess that means Moller sticks. Cool.

  • Tim

    so, I guess that means that Moller is staying?

  • cristobal

    Frolov – Kopitar – Brown
    O’Sullivan – Stoll – Moller
    Calder – Handzus – Simmonds
    Moulson – Armstrong – Ivanans/Richardson

    If we’re not going to have a Kids line or O’Sullivan up top, let’s have a Taylor line followed by the Lombardi lines.

  • Jon

    Like I said in a previous post, we should try and start “WE WANT ERSBERG” chants at the games.

  • cristobal

    Jon – what will the Kings do if Ersberg is not a no. 1 guy and has the same results as Labs?