After going 2-0-1 on the Canadian road trip, the LA Kings return home for two huge games. Up first, a rematch with the Calgary Flames. Both games this season have been decided by a 3-2 final score, with the Kings winning the most recent on Thursday in a shootout.
Tale of the Tape
LAK: 16.8% (28th)
CGY: 23.8% (9th)
LAK: 76.3% (23rd)
CGY: 83.4% (6th)
LAK: 53.1% (5th)
CGY: 51.2% (10th)
Goals per game:
LAK: 2.83 (20th)
CGY: 3.47 (6th)
Goals against per game:
LAK: 2.79 (9th)
CGY: 2.50 (2nd)
LAK: Anze Kopitar – 18 goals, 41 assists, 59 points
CGY: Johnny Gaudreau – 32 goals, 60 assists, 92 points
Despite this one being played in Los Angeles, the Kings come into this one as underdogs, per our sponsors at DraftKings.
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- Kings Odds: +145
- Flames Odds: -165
- Over/Under: 6.0
- Time: 7:30 pm PT
- Broadcast Info: SN1, SNW, BSW, ESPN+
Here’s how the Kings aligned in Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Jets:
Tonight's @LAKings Line Rushes –— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) April 2, 2022
Iafallo – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Vilardi – Byfield – Kupari
Grundstrom – Andersson – Kaliyev
Maatta – Spence
Bjornfot – Durzi
Edler – Stecher
With Cal Petersen getting the back-to-back, including Thursday’s game against the Flames, I would expect Jonathan Quick to get the nod on Monday night.
Quick is 15-9-5 with a .919 SV% and a 2.01 GAA to go along with four shutouts in 30 career games against Calgary.
Regarding the rest of the roster, it’ll be interesting to see if one or both of Blake Lizotte and Brendan Lemieux are back in the lineup on Monday night. Lemieux seemed close after having a setback, but he didn’t travel with the team on the three-game road trip. Same for Lizotte, who was crunched into the boards against the Kraken.
Here were the Flames’ starters against the Blues in Saturday’s 6-4 regulation loss:
The crew getting us going tonight 🔥 pic.twitter.com/fZ3AAbrsIy— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 3, 2022
The Kings won’t see Sean Monahan in this one, who is actually done for this season. He’s undergoing hip surgery.
The Kings will look to continue the Flames’ recent woes. It’s also important to note that a regulation win will pull LA within one point of first place in the Pacific Division.
#Flames lose 6-4 to St. Louis (2 ENGs) to wrap up their six-game home stand with a 2-3-1 record.— Hailey Salvian (@hailey_salvian) April 3, 2022
That’s three straight losses for the first time since early January.
The LA Kings and Flames get underway at 7:30 pm PT.