Up next for the Kings: Thursday vs. Phoenix
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150.
Records: Kings 35-24-4, Coyotes 33-22-10.
Records vs. Coyotes: 1-3-0.
Update: Jonathan Bernier will get the start in goal for the Kings while newly acquired Dustin Penner takes over on left wing alongside Anze Kopitar and Wayne Simmonds on the top line. Coach Terry Murray, meanwhile, had not quite decided Wednesday who will play on the fourth line. Alexei Ponikarovsky, Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Kevin Westgarth all practiced on the fourth line. The Coyotes are coming off a 3-2 loss at home to Dallas on Tuesday in which they gave up a power-play goal with five seconds left. Phoenix is 0-3-1 in its last four games.
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