DALLAS -- Greetings from Dallas, where the Kings are to face the Stars on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. The Kings are in a position to do themselves some good and also help the Ducks: A loss of any kind by Dallas on Tuesday would allow the Ducks to clinch a playoff berth.
"Bittersweet," said Kings winger Dustin Penner, who played on the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup championship team before picking up another ring with the Kings last season.
If it feels like the Kings were just in Dallas ... well, they were. They earned a 3-2 victory on March 31 on goals by Jeff Carter, Brad Richardson and Justin Williams. Jonathan Bernier started that game in goal, but Tuesdays starter will be Jonathan Quick.
Penner, who sustained a lower-body injury during the Kings last game here and was placed on injured reserve, was activated on Monday and will return to the lineup on Tuesday. He missed four games. In the morning skate, he was on the left side with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. The e...