The Kings began their week in Chicago, meeting the Blackhawks for the third and final time this season. It was the Kings’ first visit to Chicago’s United Center since Game 7 of last year’s Western Conference Final series. There wasn’t much positive to take out of the game; the Kings losing 4-1, Jake Muzzin scoring the Kings’ lone goal. Jonathan Quick turned away 36 of the 40 shots he faced.
VS EDMONTON (W, 8-2)
The Kings returned home Thursday night to host the Edmonton Oilers, who, although way outside of playoff contention, had recently delivered crushing blows to the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche’s playoff hopes. The Kings didn’t take Edmonton lightly, scoring three first period goals en route to an 8-2 win. Marian Gaborik and Jeff Carter each scored a pair of goals, Dustin Brown snapped a 19-game scoring drought, Drew Doughty scored his first goal in 25 games, and his first goal at STAPLES Center this season.
VS COLORADO (W, 3-1)
The Kings finished the week Saturday night, hosting the Colorado Avalanche. They swept the season series against Colorado, posting a 3-0-0 record. With the win Saturday, the Kings now have an eight-game point streak (7-0-1) against the Avalanche dating back to January 22, 2013. Alec Martinez netted the game-winning goal, his first goal since January 17. The Kings held the Avalanche to just 10 shots the entire game, tying a franchise-low mark set on January 11, 1994 against the San Jose Sharks.