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Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 3 Thread: Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings

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Come chat with us as Vegas aims for a 3-0 series lead.

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Vegas Golden Knights are shuffling the lineup as they look for a Game 3 victory against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

David Perron returns to the lineup for the first time since March 26, but it comes with a twist. Tomas Tatar, the man Vegas gave up three draft picks for at the trade deadline, is a healthy scratch. Ryan Reaves and Oscar Lindberg join the scratch parade for Vegas.

The Kings, trailing this series 2-0, are also getting a couple of key guys back. Drew Doughty returns from his one-game suspension, and Jake Muzzin returns from an upper-body injury for the first time since March 26.

Vegas going for the commanding lead. Los Angeles trying to survive. Here are the lines.

Golden Knights lineup

Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith

Alex Tuch — Erik Haula — James Neal

David Perron — Cody Eakin — Ryan Carpenter

William Carrier — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Tomas Nosek

Brayden McNabb — Nate Schmidt

Shea Theodore — Deryk Engelland

Jon Merrill — Colin Miller

Marc-Andre Fleury

Malcolm Subban

Kings lineup

Alex IafalloAnze KopitarDustin Brown

Tanner PearsonJeff CarterTyler Toffoli

Tobias RiederAdrian KempeTrevor Lewis

Kyle CliffordNate ThompsonTorrey Mitchell

Jake MuzzinDrew Doughty

Oscar FantenbergAlec Martinez

Dion PhaneufChristian Folin

Jonathan Quick

Jack Campbell

Let’s chat about the game, shall we?