Kings coach Darryl Sutter might insert left winger Daniel Carcillo into the lineup for the home-opening game Monday against the New York Rangers. The Kings simply didn’t get enough of anything from their left wingers in their first two games to satisfy Sutter. Carcillo didn’t play in either the victory over the Minnesota Wild or the loss to the Winnipeg Jets, but Sutter might turn to him to provide more energy on the left side Monday.
Sutter started with Dwight King playing on the left side with top-line center Anze Kopitar and right wing Justin Williams for the season opener. But that experiment didn’t last the first two periods of the game against Minnesota before Sutter replaced King with team captain Dustin Brown, who sat out most of training camp because of a hamstring injury.
Shuffling left wingers didn’t solve the Kings’ troubles on that side of the ice, however.
“Our left wingers didn’t have a very good weekend,” Sutter said.