Good afternoon from the team hotel, where the Kings have returned to following their morning skate at Rogers Arena.
Lines at the morning skate:
Gaborik – Kopitar – Williams
King – Carter – Toffoli
Lewis – Stoll – Brown
Clifford – Shore – Nolan
Pearson – Richards – Andreoff
Muzzin – Doughty
Regehr – Martinez
McNabb – Greene
-No changes are expected in the Kings’ lineup. Surprise, surprise: Jonathan Quick left the ice first and is expected to start in net against the Canucks.
-Home ice advantage is still at the front of the Kings’ mind. “It’s very much in reaching distance, we just have to win all our games and start with this one,” Drew Doughty said. I’ll have a story on the push for home ice advantage being a factor in the Kings’ playoff efforts this afternoon; Darryl Sutter quotes will come first.
-Ryan Miller has returned to practice, but Eddie Lack will start for Vancouver. Brad Richardson and Zack Kassian remain out, while Ronalds Kenins could return to the lineup in place of Sven Baertschi.
#Canucks Eddie Lack: "That's how it is in this business. Either you're the hero you're the bad guy. Tonight, I want to be the hero again."
— Steve Ewen (@SteveEwen) April 6, 2015