KINGS (0-1-0) at FLAMES (1-1-0)
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Johnny Gaudreau will try to maintain his fast start when the Calgary Flames play the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old forward has five points (two goals, three assists) in two games, his best start through the first two games of a season in his NHL career. Gaudreau's best start through three games is seven points (one goal, six assists) in 2018-19.
David Rittich will make his third consecutive start for Calgary. Rittich, who made 34 saves in a 3-0 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, is 1-1-0 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.
Jack Campbell is expected to make his first start of the season for Los Angeles after Jonathan Quick started in a 6-5 loss at the Edmonton Oilers in the Kings' season opener Saturday. Los Angeles plays at the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.
Players to watch
Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty, who scored against Edmonton, had 45 points (eight goals, 37 assists) in 82 games last season.
Calgary forward Matthew Tkachuk, who has one assist in two games, had an NHL career-high 77 points (34 goals, 43 assists) in 80 games last season.
They said it
"This first go-round, these three games, we're trying to figure the players out and they're trying to figure us out. We talked about shuffling lines and moving pairs after Game 1 but I don't even know if that's fair. We have to give everybody an opportunity to clean up either a weaker game or build on a strong one." -- Kings coach Todd McLellan
"We were better in Game 2 than we were in Game 1, and we need to be better in Game 3 than we were on Saturday night. That's the way we're looking at it. There's some good things we did on Saturday and we've got to do those good things on a consistent basis." -- Flames coach Bill Peters
Kings projected lineup
Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown
Ilya Kovalchuk -- Adrian Kempe -- Jeff Carter
Carl Grundstrom -- Blake Lizotte -- Tyler Toffoli
Kyle Clifford -- Michael Amadio -- Trevor Lewis
Tobias Bjornfot -- Drew Doughty
Alec Martinez -- Matt Roy
Ben Hutton -- Sean Walker
Scratched: Kurtis MacDermid, Austin Wagner, Joakim Ryan
Injured: Derek Forbort (back)
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Sam Bennett
Milan Lucic -- Derek Ryan -- Andrew Mangiapane
Tobias Rieder -- Mark Jankowski -- Michael Frolik
Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington -- Rasmus Andersson
Scratched: Austin Czarnik, Michael Stone
Grundstrom will play in place of Wagner, who is expected to be a scratch. …Bennett will skate on Calgary's second line in place of Frolik, who will play on the fourth line.
Kopitar had a goal and two assists and Brown had a goal and an assist against Edmonton on Saturday. … Monahan has three points (two goals, one assist) in two games.