GAME: Los Angeles Kings (21-15-12-5) at Calgary Flames (26-19-4-3).
TIME: Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST.
The Los Angeles Kings look to go unbeaten in six straight games for the
first time in nearly two years when they visit the Calgary Flames - a team
they're battling in the Western Conference playoff race.
Los Angeles began a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 win over the Edmonton
Oilers on Saturday, improving to 3-0-2 in its last five games. The Kings
haven't gone unbeaten in six straight since a six-game winning streak from
March 14-23, 2002.
Los Angeles, which has just one regulation loss in its last 12 games
(5-1-5-1), is on its 16th road trip of seven or more game since 1991. The Kings
have had a winning record in only one of the previous 15 trips.
Against the Oilers, Joe Corvo tied it with 1:10 left while Los Angeles
goalie Roman Cechmanek was off for an extra attacker, and Jason Holland scored
the winner with six seconds remaining as the Kings won their third straight on
"It was a shocking finish," Holland said. "I looked up and saw that there
was about 10, 12 seconds left and I figured, go for it. They're not going to
have enough time to turn it over and go back down the other end."
Los Angeles is unbeaten in regulation in its last seven contests away from
Calgary had lost back-to-back games before beating the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
6-4 on Sunday to move into a tie with Los Angeles in the conference standings
with 59 points.
"Every team that we wanted to lose (Saturday night) won and that pushed us
right out of the playoff picture," said Flames forward Chris Clark, who had
his first career two-goal game. "It wasn't fun looking at the standings this
morning so that makes this game even bigger."
Los Angeles, which also faces Minnesota, Columbus, Buffalo, New Jersey and
the New York Islanders on its trip, is winless in its last four visits to