John Torchetti will be back behind the bench at Staples Center tonight, as an assistant coach for the Blackhawks. You might remember Torchetti as the Kings’ interim coach for the final 12 games of the 2005-06 season — he went 5-7 — after Andy Murray got fired. Torchetti is in his second season as a Chicago assistant.
From the random-facts file…Torchetti and Terry Murray are both former coaches of the Florida Panthers. Murray led the Panthers from 1998 to 2001 and Torchetti coached the Panthers, in an interim role, for the final 27 games of the 2003-04 season.