Greetings from Dallas, where it’s an overcast and rainy Saturday. I asked Times colleague Mike Bresnahan if he had left anything in the
Rob Blake, the
Incidentally, Blake will be recognized by the
Based on Saturday’s morning skate, the Kings’ lineup for Saturday’s game will be the same as in Thursday’s 3-2 victory over Carolina. Defenseman
“It will be a while,” Coach
Sutter also said Martinez must have some of the surgical stitches removed. "He's got a lot of stitches for a little finger," Sutter said.
Dallas is the site of the Kings' lone road victory this season, a 3-1 triumph on Nov. 4.
For the Stars, newly acquired defenseman
Stars General Manager Jim Nill said he was looking for a right-handed shooting defenseman to balance his three defense pairs and that he had discussed a possible trade with his San Jose counterpart,
"We need to get better at our back end at moving the puck," Nill said. "The game now is so fast, you've got to get back and get pucks and get them moved up to your forwards. We have some high-end forwards and we have to do a better job getting the puck up to them."