The Los Angeles Kings have won five straight at home since losing to the Dallas Stars.
The defending Stanley Cup champions have that defeat fresh in their minds as they host the Stars on Thursday night.
Los Angeles (17-10-2) has taken the first three of this five-game homestand, and will now look to exact revenge on the last visiting team to win at Staples Center. Dallas (13-13-3) won 5-2 on March 7 in the only 2013 meeting between these Pacific Division rivals.
"Dallas kicked our (butt) in here last time," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said.
Sutter voiced his displeasure with Jonathan Quick after that contest. Quick made 17 saves on 21 shots, as the Stars scored three times in the third period to snap a tie.
Quick has a 3.13 goals-against average in his last five starts and has been splitting time with Jonathan Bernier, who is 1-2-1 with a 2.22 GAA in four career starts versus Dallas.
Bernier improved to 7-2-0 with a 1.94 GAA this season with a career-high 40 saves Tues...