LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have promoted John Stevens to associate head coach and re-signed assistant coach Davis Payne and goaltending coach Bill Ranford. . The Stanley Cup champions announced the moves to keep coach Darryl Sutters staff intact Wednesday. Stevens is a former head coach in Philadelphia. He briefly served as the Kings interim head coach before Sutter was hired during their 2011-12 championship season. Stevens had been mentioned as a candidate for off-season job openings in Vancouver, Pittsburgh and Carolina. Payne is the former St. Louis coach who joined the Kings staff in 2012 after their first title. Ranford played parts of 15 seasons in the NHL. He has spent the last eight seasons coaching the Kings, who won the Jennings Trophy for the leagues best goals-against average last season. . Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was the memory of the screams she heard on the night that the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend in his South African home. . The San Diego Padres will host the Dodgers on March 30 in a game to be broadcast by ESPN, the network said Thursday. Los Angeles and Arizona open the season with a two-game series at Sydney on March 22-23, MLBs first regular-season games in Australia. . TSNs Farhan Lalji reports the Edmonton Eskimos non-import DT has a workout scheduled with an NFL team next week and isnt expected to sign a deal with any team until then.TORONTO - Ryan Miller sat on the bench and didnt look up. Already chased from the game, he had to listen to the call of Sidney Crosby beating him for the gold medal at the Olympics four years ago as it was replayed on the Air Canada Centres video screen.It was just that kind of night for Miller and the Vancouver Canucks, who carried the play but left with a hard-luck 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.I just didnt make the saves the guys needed, said Miller, who got the hook after allowing four goals on 14 shots.The Canucks out-shot the Leafs 46-28 but were stifled by goaltender Jonathan Bernier, who was stellar in making 44 saves for the victory.We can thank him for the win tonight, defenceman Stephane Robidas said. Its one of those that he stole the game for us.Bernier was on his game early and often. Two crucial saves early, one on a point-blank shot from Radim Vrbata and then another on a back-hander by Alexandre Edler were ones coach Randy Carlyle said really saved our butts.It helped that Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber put the puck in his own net on a goal that was credited to Jake Gardiner and that Richard Panik turned Kevin Bieksa inside out and scored less than a minute later to give the Leafs some room to breathe.But Carlyle called Bernier the catalyst, and it was impossible for anyone to argue.Tonight I felt really good. I was seeing pucks well, Bernier said, citing his familiarity with the Canucks as a reason for his success. I was just trying to stay patient tonight and stay on my feet as much as possible.In addition to Gardiner and Panik, Peter Holland and Joffrey Lupul also scored for the Leafs (14-9-3), who rebounded well from a poor effort Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils. David Clarkson added an empty-netter for his eighth goal of the season.Daniel Sedin and Christopher Tanev had Vancouvers goals in a game the Canucks believed they deserved better despite falling into a deep hole.It felt like we couldve won this game, captain Henrik Sedin said. Even down 4-0 I thought we created enough chances to come back in the game. We hit a few posts and werent able to score more than two.Backup goaltender Eddie Lack stopped all 13 shots he faced in relief for the Canucks (18-8-1), who continue their Eastern Conference tour Sunday night at the Ottawa Senators. Vancouver coach Willie Desjardins didnt say which goalie would be in net against the Senators.What Desjardins did do was absolve Miller of some blame. It was a rare bad night for hiim against the Leafs, as he entered with a 32-15-3 record, 2. . 7 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in his career vs. Toronto.Hes probably used up his luck in some of those other games, Desjardins said. It (didnt go) his way tonight. Hes a good goaltender. He had tough shots tonight. It wasnt his fault.There wouldve been plenty of blame to go around had the Leafs lost this game. They struggled to generate momentum for much of the first two periods and got into penalty trouble, especially in the second period.One of those penalties belonged to Robidas for elbowing Canucks forward Shawn Matthias in the head. Robidas said he wasnt trying to hurt Matthias, who left and did not return.Even with their parade to the penalty box, the Leafs stood tall. Bernier was their best player on the kill as they went six-for-six.If youre in games like specifically tonight and your penalty killing doesnt rise to the occasion, your chances of winning are almost nil, Carlyle said. Our PK guys did a heck of a job for us, and our goalie was outstanding.It certainly wasnt the sharpest of efforts from the Leafs, who needed a couple of breaks like the Canucks hitting the post and then the cross-bar in quick succession on the power play in the third period. Henrik Sedin believed he and his teammates could win the game if they had scored there to make it 4-3, but Bernier was glad the iron helped him out.They got two back-to-back there, Bernier said. Sometimes you need that luck.The Leafs could consider themselves lucky to come out of this one with two points. It was an all-too-familiar refrain with them being outshot badly and leaning on Bernier to get the job done.But again, it worked.Its not part of a recipe to have success, Robidas said. You cant give up over 40 shots and expect to win every night. ... They made some big plays, and again Bernie was there to make key saves at the right time.Notes — With the empty-netter and an assist, Clarkson registered his first multipoint game with the Leafs. ... Toronto winger David Booth picked up a secondary assist on Paniks goal, his first point of the season. Booth was bought out by the Canucks over the summer. ... Hollands goal was his second in three career games against Vancouver. ... Before the game, the Leafs activated winger Brandon Kozun off long-term injured reserve and placed defenceman Roman Polak on the injured list. Kozun did not play as Panik remained in the lineup.---Follow @SWhyno on Twitter ' ' '