The Los Angeles Kings have won four of their last five games to move into a first-place tie in the Pacific Division of the NHL. The Kings end a brief two-game road trip Wednesday night in Texas, batting the Dallas Stars
The Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Tuesday night, with backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier picking up his second win of the season. Jonathan Quick is expected to get the start on Wednesday in Dallas, against a Stars team he has owned in his career, with a 12-3-0 record and a 1.99 goals against average, and six consecutive wins dating back to October 2010. Quick on the season is 9-5-3 with a .930 save percentage this season.
Dallas got off to a hot start this season at 11-3-0, but suffered a five-game losing streak before finally getting a win on Monday against the Edmonton Oilers. The Stars are 7-3-0 at home this season, with one of those losses coming at the hands of the Kings, a 5-3 L.A. win on October 27.
The Kings are 2-0 against the Stars this season, and this is the third of six meetings between the two clubs this campaign.
Wednesday's 5:30 p.m. PST game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more Kings hockey news and notes, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.