Some Changes Are in Storr
The Kings will have a slightly different look today against Colorado than they did when they beat the Avalanche on Monday in Denver. Jamie Storr is expected to start in goal instead of Stephane Fiset, who has beaten his former team three times this season but was pulled after two periods in the Kings’ 4-0 loss to Edmonton on Thursday.
The Kings want to give Storr, who gave up one goal in the third period against the Oilers, some game action before the playoffs begin.
Two of the Kings’ forward lines will remain the same: Jozef Stumpel, Glen Murray and Vladimir Tsyplakov in one, Ian Laperriere, Matt Johnson and Dan Bylsma in the other. Ray Ferraro, however, will start off centering a line with Russ Courtnall and Steve McKenna, and Craig Johnson will move from Ferraro’s line to skate with Yanic Perreault and Roman Vopat.
Former King and current Colorado winger Jari Kurri, who will retire at the end of the season, will be honored before the start of today’s game for his 17-year career.
* 3 p.m.
* Ch. 11
Site--Great Western Forum.
Records--Kings 35-31-11, Avalanche 37-25-16.
Record vs. Avalanche--3-1.
Update--Colorado has lost five consecutive games, the franchise’s longest losing streak since January 1994, when the team was still in Quebec. The Avalanche, however, expects to have center Peter Forsberg back in the lineup. He has been out because of a groin injury. The Kings’ Ray Ferraro has not scored a goal in 10 games and Yanic Perreault has only one in his last 14 games.