Tonight’s game is the second of a six-game homestand for the Kings, but Darryl Sutter had another way of looking at it. After tonight, the Kings are scheduled to take tomorrow off and practice Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s game. Tonight ends an eight-day stretch in which the Kings played at home, flew to the Midwest for a back-to-back set, then returned home for two games in three nights. Basically, Sutter sees tonight’s game as the end of a five-game run, and that is sort of how it feels.
SUTTER: “Tough stretch. You can’t look ahead of this. This is the fifth game in eight days. So I don’t look at it like it’s a homestand. We’re finishing this off, and now we get two days between teams. But hey, we’ve covered some ground here, with back-to-back games, flying to Chicago and Winnipeg and back home. It was a 3,000-mile trip to play back-to-back games, and then you get three games bunched in a row. It’s good to be home, but I look it like we’re finishing this off, rather than starting again.’’