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
Alex Iafallo — Anze Kopitar — Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson — Jeff Carter — Tyler Toffoli
Tobias Rieder — Adrian Kempe — Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford — Nate Thompson — Torrey Mitchell
Jake Muzzin — Drew Doughty
Oscar Fantenberg — Alec Martinez
Dion Phaneuf — Christian Folin
Let’s chat about the game, shall we?