At least Trevor Lewis has been here before. In the first game after Anze Kopitar suffered his serious ankle injury, the Kings turned to Lewis to center the second line, between Ryan Smyth and Dustin Brown. Now, with the one-game suspension to Jarret Stoll, Lewis is back in a high-profile role for Game 2 against San Jose, as he will move up from the fourth line to center Smyth and Justin Williams. Lewis finished the regular season with three goals and 10 assists in 72 games, mostly in a fourth-line role, but did show some scoring bursts this season, as he had four multi-point games. Lewis said he views the Game 2 move as an opportunity…
LEWIS: “Definitely. I played there for a few games, a couple games ago, so I know what it’s like. Again, I’ve got to do the same things I’ve been doing, and maybe get a little more minutes. … I’ve pretty much played with everyone now, so I’m kind of used to it, but I’ll just keep going with the same things I’ve been doing.”
Question: What was life like in your first NHL playoff game?
LEWIS: “It was one of the most fun times I’ve had playing hockey, that’s for sure. It was so energetic and physical and the fans were so loud. It was a lot of fun.”