The Kings were on an airplane for five hours and 22 minutes after Game 4 by coach Darryl Sutter’s count, arriving in Los Angeles at exactly 3 a.m. Thursday morning.
The Kings coach gave his players the option to practice Thursday afternoon or Friday morning before Game 5. The consensus was that the Kings much preferred to return home and sleep in their own beds. Even the plane ride had it’s perks.
“I had a good Chilean Seabass,” Kings center Jarett Stoll said. “It was great, actually. Got a good three hours of sleep.”
The Rangers remained in New York Wednesday night and flew to Los Angeles on Thursday.