With a three-game winning run and a five-game point streak in the pocket, the Calgary Flames (6th in Pacific Division) are about to host the Los Angeles Kings (8th in Pacific), who have dropped their last three decisions…
Kings Fail In EdmontonThe Los Angeles Kings (11-17-2) kicked off their current Canadian back-to-back road stretch with a defeat, being edged out with a count of 2-1 by the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place last night. The Kings outshot the hosts 36-20 and won 59% of all the face-offs, but went just 1-for-3 on penalty kill, failing to score on both of their power-play opportunities as well. Michael Amadio (5 goals, 10 points this year) netted the only snipe of Los Angeles in the final third after the Oilers already led 2-0 following two man-advantage snipes in the opening frame. The Kings have now lost three outings in a row (0-3-0) and are 2-11-1 when playing on the road this season.
December 6 Rapid Reaction: Oilers 2, Kings 1 https://t.co/D8uCdCk3Sw— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) December 7, 2019
Goalie Jonathan Quick turned away 18 shots in Edmonton, taking his current performance tally to 7-12-1 for the year with a 3.24 GAA and a .884 save percentage. He has recorded a 15-9-5 career total versus Calgary with a 2.01 GAA and a .919 save percentage, while back-up Jack Campbell (4-5-1 on the season with a 2.88 GAA and a .894 save percentage) is 2-1-0 against the Flames historically with a 1.26 GAA and a .964 save percentage. The Kings are tied-3rd with Calgary in least goals scored per game (2.47), 7th in most goals allowed on average (3.27), 3rd from the bottom in power play (11.0%) and 2nd worst in penalty kill (73.9%).
Flames Extend Win And Point StreaksThe current winning run of the Calgary Flames (14-12-4) extended to three consecutive games after the team banked a 4-3 victory against the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday. Milan Lucic (1 goal, 5 points this year) netted the eventual winner, banking his first snipe for Calgary after joining the team in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers in July. Johnny Gaudreau (6 goals, 22 points), Tobias Rieder (2 goals, 2 points) and Sean Monahan (7 goals, 23 points) also scored for the Flames, who are currently enjoying a five-game point streak (4-0-1) after losing six contests prior (0-5-1). They are 8-3-2 when playing in Calgary.
"It's nice to get the weight off my shoulders ... definitely something to build off and help get the confidence up."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) December 6, 2019
Johnny Gaudreau on his performance Thursday in win over Sabreshttps://t.co/qQDnSTROSP
Goalie David Rittich made 26 saves versus Buffalo and has now gone 13-7-4 for the rolling year with a 2.70 GAA and a .914 save percentage. He has picked up a 2-1-1 career record against the Los Angeles Kings with a 2.73 GAA and a .912 save percentage. The Flames, meanwhile, are tied-3rd with L.A. in least goals scored per game (2.47), while giving up the 14th highest quantity on the defensive end (2.97). They are 20th in power play with a 17.2% success rate and 3rd best in penalty kill with 85.6% proficiency.
Los Angeles (according to Covers.com)
- Kings are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
- Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Calgary (according to Covers.com)
- Flames are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Flames are 42-20 in their last 62 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.