Having just knocked the Phoenix Coyotes from their indignant stupor into one of despair, the Kings are in great position to take two more points from a division rival tonight against the Dallas Stars. The Western Conference is finally starting to show some separation, and the Stars are rightfully finding themselves sliding down the ladder.

Still, the Stars won a rather embarrassing game against us earlier this month, beating us 5-2. I imagine the Kings will have that one in the back of their heads when they take the ice tonight.

Quick is starting and lets just get down on our knees and play the part of the pleading wife and beg our husband the hockey gods for another kick ass performance like the one he delivered on Monday. Bernier was awesome on Tuesday, so we will see if he gets any starts in the near future if Quick keeps on a roll. Speaking of Bernier, NHL.com highlighted Bernier’s situation in an article today by Curtis Zupke. Some new quotes I hadn’t heard in this one and nice to hear other players comment on Bernier’s situation.

Like Jonathan, Tyler Toffoli won’t be playing, with Jordan Nolan going back in. Expect a big game out of the tough guy as Toffoli’s spot in the lineup the last three games was as much an indictment of Nolan as it was an appraisal of the rookie.

I didn’t do much research (OK I did almost none) on what specifically has been going on with the Stars lately. However I did find this headline from Dallas News reports Mike Heika, “Observations from a 4-3 loss to Colorado; Go plant some flowers or something, and get your mind off this team”

I love it when a headline tells you all you need to know.

Lets help the gardens in Dallas grow nice and tall and pretty.