Fiset Back in Net Against Chicago
After missing Thursday’s 5-3 victory over Calgary because of an upper-thigh bruise, goaltender Stephane Fiset will start today when the Kings play the Chicago Blackhawks at the Great Western Forum.
Fiset, who was injured Tuesday, practiced Friday and, despite some soreness, showed enough for Coach Larry Robinson to name him today’s starter.
Fiset is 4-1-1 in his last six home starts and 17-14-7 overall.
Despite having won his last three starts and with a shutout victory over Chicago this season, Jamie Storr will not back up Fiset. That will fall to Frederic Chabot, who was recalled from the International Hockey League on Thursday.
Chabot is expected to get his seventh NHL start this season during one of the successive games the Kings will play at Edmonton and Calgary early next week.
The Kings are 14-12-3 against Western Conference opponents and 10-5-1 against teams in the Pacific Division. Last season, they were 19-29-8 and 12-16-4. . . . After being a healthy scratch the last two games, winger Sandy Moger is expected to be in the lineup today.
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Site--Great Western Forum.
Records--Kings 22-19-9, Blackhawks 21-21-9.
Season record vs. Blackhawks--2-0.
Update--The Kings are 5-0-1 over their last six games and seek their third consecutive victory over Chicago. They hold a two-point lead over the Blackhawks in the chase for sixth place in the Western Conference. King center Jozef Stumpel has 11 points in a seven-game scoring streak. Chicago is 11-9-3 on the road and won, 3-0, at San Jose on Thursday.