After a tough 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night at Scottrade Center, the Dallas Stars head into Sunday night's Pacific Division tilt with the reigning NHL Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in need of a nice bounce back performance at Staples Center. And if Dallas' history against the Kings this season is any indication, they could very well get it.

That's because save for a 3-2 win by LA at American Airlines Center on March 31, Glen Gulutzan's Stars have had the Kings' number this year, holding a 3-1-0 edge in the series, including taking both meetings to date in the City of Angels and outscoring them 14-6 in those four previous contests.

Dallas currently sits just one point behind Detroit for ninth in the Western Conference and is just two markers behind Columbus, who currently occupies the eighth and final playoff spot heading into Sunday's schedule. Both the Red Wings and Blue Jackets also hit the pond on Sunday with Detroit hosting Phoenix while Columbus travels to San Jose to face the Sharks at HP Pavilion. So if everything falls right for them, the Stars could head into Tuesday's final game of their final regular-season road trip possibly being tied for that eighth spot.