First, happy birthday to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi, who turned 55 on Tuesday. Hes eligible for a pension, Coach Darryl Sutter said.
No one is about to pension him off just yet.
The Kings approached Tuesdays game against the St. Louis Blues at Staples Center the second of a rare back-to-back sequence at home having won six of their previous seven games and eight of their previous 10. That put them in a cluster of six Western Conference teams tied with 24 points and ranked them fifth because theyve played fewer games than most of their rivals and have more regulation and overtime wins (10).
Goaltender Jonathan Bernier, who earned an 18-save victory over Nashville on Monday to run his personal winning streak to five, was scheduled to start his second straight game.
He didnt have a lot of work Monday night and he was pretty sharp, Sutter said. It will be 24 hours, hes game-ready. Its really nothing other than that. And he played in St. Louis last time. We play every oth...