Updates from this morning’s skate at Rexall Place:
-Jonathan Quick was the first goaltender off the ice for the Kings, which would indicate that he will be tonight’s starter against the Oilers.
-Simon Gagne, Brad Richardson and Andrew Campbell skated longer than the rest of the team, which would indicate that Colin Fraser will return to the lineup in place of Gagne.
-As expected, there were questions directed towards the Kings over Nail Yakupov’s goal celebration from the previous meeting between these teams. I saw nothing wrong with the celebration, nor did Darryl Sutter. I also got the impression long ago that the players did not dwell on the celebration. Still, Drew Doughty shared some interesting thoughts, which will certainly be worth a read when I post them later this afternoon.
-I’ll post quotes from Taylor Hall, Ralph Kruger, Jarret Stoll, Doughty and Sutter throughout the afternoon as well as a preview of tonight’s game. Stay tuned.