Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:05pm EST
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Written by The Admiral
Los Angeles Kings vs. Philadelphia Flyers
NHL: Saturday, January 18, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 7:00 PM ET
The Los Angeles Kings will wrap up a five-game road trip Saturday night when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers. The Kings will try to avoid their fourth straight defeat, while the Flyers will look to get back on the winning path after a surprising loss to Montreal this past Thursday.
These two interconference foes will meet for the second and last time this regular season. Back on New Year’s Eve, the Kings beat the Flyers 5-3 as -105 home underdogs, recording their fifth win in the last six encounters with Philadelphia.
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The Kings’ strong third-period performance wasn’t enough against the Panthers
Los Angeles is riding a three-game losing streak following a 4-3
defeat at the Florida Panthers this past Thursday. The Kings were down by four goals after 7:06 of play in the third period, and they managed to score three unanswered goals until the end of the game. However, that wasn’t enough against one of the best offensive teams in the league even though the Kings allowed just 26 shots to their opponents.
Jack Campbell guarded the cage in Florida, tallying his third start over the last four games overall. He’s 7-9-2 this season with a 2.83 GAA and a .902 save percentage. Jonathan Quick
should return to the ice Saturday night, and he’s 11-17-3 this term with a 3.01 GAA and a .896 save percentage. The Kings are tied-17th
in the league in goals against (3.10) and 28th
in penalty killing (74.5%). They have surrendered 36 power-play goals which are the third-most in the NHL.
On the other side, the Kings score only 2.53 goals per contest and are the third-most inefficient team in the league. Their power-play percentage is the sixth-worst in the NHL (16.4%). Anze Kopitar leads the way for Los Angeles with 17 goals and 26 assists, while Drew Doughty, Tyler Toffoli, and Alex Iafallo all added 27 points each.