Darryl Sutter has reiterated all season that the Kings’ goal is to be a playoff team, and under the right circumstances tonight, that could come to fruition as Los Angeles hosts Boston while Arizona hosts Tampa Bay.
The Kings will clinch a playoff berth:
-If they defeat the Bruins in regulation or overtime AND the Coyotes lose to the Lighning in any fashion or defeat the Lightning in a shootout; OR
-If they defeat the Bruins in a shootout AND the Coyotes lose in any fashion; OR
-If they get one point against the Bruins AND the Coyotes lose in regulation.
Los Angeles’ morning skate in advance of tonight’s game against the Boston Bruins is winding down. There were no changes to lines or pairings, as indicated by groupings at today’s skate. More to come.