Preview: Kings at Canucks


Faceoff: 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: FSW / 790-AM

Update: The Kings (46-27-5) play the first of their final two road games of the regular season Monday at Vancouver. Then they play Tuesday at Calgary before returning to Staples Center for what looms as a potential Pacific Division championship-deciding game against the Ducks. The Kings recalled defenseman Kevin Gravel from the the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League in order to bolster their ranks for the trip. The Kings have a number of defensemen who are bruised and battered, although not too seriously. Gravel was scoreless in four games with the Kings earlier this season. He has seven goals and 20 points and a plus-4 defensive rating in 55 games for the Reign this season. A victory tonight would give the Kings a franchise record for wins in a season. The Canucks are 29-36-13, sixth in the Pacific. They were eliminated from postseason contention last month, but have consecutive wins over the playoff-bound Sharks and Ducks.