The Los Angeles Kings (43-20-96, 2nd Pacific) continue their quest for first place in the Pacific Division when visiting the Calgary Flames (33-26-15, 5th Pacific) on Tuesday. Los Angeles defeated the St Louis Blues 7-6 on Sunday and have earned a point in 12 consecutive games which is a franchise record. Los Angeles is second in the Pacific Division just two points behind front-running Vegas. Calgary defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Saturday to keep alive their playoff hopes. The Flames trail the second and final wild card spot by four points with eight games remaining in the regular season. Los Angeles does not have any players on its injury list. Calgary will play without Oliver Kylington and Michael Stone, while Chris Tanev is questionable.< /p>
The Los Angeles Kings are scoring an average of 3.45 goals per game which is 8th best in the NHL but are allowing too much at 3.19 goals per game which is 17th. Los Angeles averages 32.6 shots per game which is 10th best in the NHL and is allowing an average of only 27.9 shots per game which is fourth best. The Kings’ power play is fifth best, scoring 24.6% of the time the Kings have the main advantage, while the penalty kill unit is 22nd, holding opponents scoreless 76.0% of the time Los Angeles is shorthanded.
The Los Angeles attack is led by Adrian Kempe with a team best 36 goals, while Anze Kopitar is second with 26 goals. Los Angeles has four players with 22 or more goals. The leader in assists is Kevin Fiala with 48 and the left winger is also the leader in points with 70, Kopitar is second in points with 66 and Kempe is third with 58. Los Angeles has alternated between goalies this season. Phoenix Copley is 23-4-3 with a 2.72 goals against average and .899 save percentage, while veteran Jonathan Quick is 11-13-4 with a 3.50 goals against average and .876 save percentage. Copley has one shutout and Quick has two shutouts.
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