Based on the defense pairs the
Greene, who was scratched from the lineup for the first two games, stayed out to skate with the extra players long after the rest of the team had returned to the locker room for a game-day meeting, which means he's not scheduled to play. If Ellerby were going to play, he wouldn't have been paired with someone who's not going to be in the lineup.
The Kings made no changes in their six-man defense corps during their run to the
Greene has said he’s fine, but he hasn’t been able to get back into the lineup. Coach
The Kings lost the first two games of this series, each by a 2-1 score. Their defensemen were credited with only nine shots in those games, while the Blues' defensemen were credited with 24.
Coach Darryl Sutter, often feisty with reporters and especially tart-tongued on game days, wouldn't confirm whether there will be any changes. That's standard procedure this time of year. We'll have more coverage soon, including the Kings' comments on what they must do in order to win on Saturday and how they hope to draw on energy generated by the home crowd.