The Flames close out their road trip in LA, taking on the Kings at 8:30 p.m. MT (TV: Sportsnet West; Radio: Sportsnet 960 The FAN). The Flames have a 1-0-0 record against California clubs this year thanks to their 2-0 victory in Anaheim on Monday.
The Flames had a 3-2-0 record against the Kings in the 2016-17 season, picking up one win at the Staples Center last year. Their last victory in LA came on Apr. 6, 2017 when they downed the Kings 4-1. Sam Bennett, Dennis Wideman, Freddie Hamilton, and Alex Chiasson scored and Jon Gillies, making his NHL debut, made 27 saves in the win.
JOHNNY BE GOOD
Johnny Gaudreau has averaged over a point-per-game against the Kings in his career: in 14 games, he has netted five goals and 15 points. His first career hat-trick came in LA on Dec. 22, 2015.
Gaudreau currently leads the Flames in scoring with one goal and five points in three games.
With his 43-save performance in Anaheim on Monday, Mike Smith became the first Flames goaltender to record a shutout in the first three games of the season since Jamie McLennan did so back in 2003. Monday's win also wrote him into the record books for the most saves made by a Flames goaltender in a shutout. The previous record was held by Mikka Kiprusoff and Rejean Lemelin, who each posted 40 saves in a shutout.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS VS. LA
Curtis Lazar's first point as a Flame came against the Kings on Mar. 19, 2017.
Mike Smith, as a member of the Arizona Coyotes, played his 400th NHL game against LA on Nov. 10, 2015.
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
Mark Giordano needs 1 goal for 100.
Mike Smith needs 3 wins for 200.
Mikael Backlund needs 4 goals for 100.
Troy Brouwer needs 10 games for 700.