GAME: Calgary Flames (23-15-4-3) at Los Angeles Kings (17-14-10-5).
TIME: Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EST.
The Los Angeles Kings look to build on their first win in 15 games as they
face the Calgary Flames at Staples Center.
Alexander Frolov scored with 8:26 left in the third period to give the Kings
a 2-1 win over Chicago on Sunday.
The victory was the first since Dec. 16 for Los Angeles, which had gone
0-3-9-2 during its slide.
"We knew we would come out of it one day or another," forward Ian
Laperriere said. "We didn't come in the room in the morning, 'Oh the streak,
the streak, streak.' We didn't talk about it."
Despite their winless streak, the Kings are just one point out of the eighth
and final playoff spot the Western Conference. The win over Chicago also
allowed Los Angeles to come home with a 1-0-2-1 record on its road trip.
"I think the biggest thing is we take this road trip back home above .500
and got points in every one of the games," Kings coach Andy Murray said. "I
didn't even think about the other part.
"I was kind of looking at it that we may be setting a record for the fewest
losses that the Kings had in 16 or 17 games."
Los Angeles struggled offensively during its winless slide, averaging just
2.1 goals per game. Forwards Jason Allison (neck), Ziggy Palffy (shoulder) and
Adam Deadmarsh (concussion) are all sidelined with injuries.
"It's been frustrating," said goalie Roman Cechmanek, who made 34 saves
against Chicago. "We've played a lot of good games and not won. We have to
play every game like it's 0-0."
The Flames are coming off Monday's 5-1 win over Anaheim, their second
victory in five games (2-2-1).
Craig Conroy had a career-high four assists and Toni Lydman had a goal and
an assist for Calgary, which has scored a power play goal in six of its last