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Senators at Kings preview

Ottawa continues road trip; Los Angeles seeks seventh straight win

by Dan Greenspan / Independent Correspondent

SENATORS (25-33-12) at KINGS (28-35-6)

10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-W, RDS, TSN5, NHL.TV


The Game

The Los Angeles Kings will try to extend their winning streak to seven games when they play the Ottawa Senators at Staples Center on Wednesday.

The Kings have outscored opponents 18-7 during the streak, which is their longest since they won eight straight from Nov. 25-Dec. 9, 2017. They are 9-2-1 in their past 12 games and have won five in a row at home. 

The Senators, who lost 5-2 at the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, play the second of a five-game road trip. They are 4-2-0 in their past six games.


Players to watch

Senators forward Brady Tkachuk has four points (three goals, one assist) in his past four games.  

Kings forward Alex Iafallo has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past five games and has set NHL career highs in goals (17), assists (26) and points (43).


They said it

"Everybody is going to have those games. You can't just start thinking and overthinking about it. [Wednesday] is a new day and we just move on." -- Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot following a 5-2 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday

"A lot of times throughout the year I think we've played the same games and maybe not had a bounce or didn't get a timely goal and didn't get the reward, so now we're starting to get it, which is a good thing." -- Kings coach Todd McLellan


Senators projected lineup

Brady Tkachuk -- Chris Tierney -- Connor Brown

Rudolfs Balcers -- Colin White -- Bobby Ryan

Anthony Duclair -- Nick Paul -- Jayce Hawryluk

Mikkel Boedker -- Matthew Peca -- Scott Sabourin

Thomas Chabot -- Ron Hainsey

Mike Reilly -- Nikita Zaitsev

Andreas Englund -- Christian Wolanin

Craig Anderson

Marcus Hogberg

Scratched: None

Injured: Artem Anisimov (upper body), Mark Borowiecki (ankle), Anders Nilsson (concussion)


Kings projected lineup

Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown

Adrian Kempe -- Blake Lizotte -- Trevor Lewis

Trevor Moore -- Gabriel Vilardi -- Martin Frk

Nikolai Prokhorkin -- Michael Amadio -- Austin Wagner

Ben Hutton -- Drew Doughty

Mikey Anderson -- Matt Roy

Kurtis MacDermid -- Sean Walker

Calvin Petersen

Jonathan Quick

Scratched: Joakim Ryan

Injured: Jeff Carter (lower body)


Status report

The Senators did not hold a morning skate. … Carter, a forward, will be out for a 10th straight game.


Stat pack

Brown needs one goal for 300 in the NHL. … The Kings are 7-1-1 in their past nine home games. ... Petersen is 3-0-0 with a 1.67-goals-against average and .953 save percentage in his past three games. … The Senators are 1-for-21 on the power play (4.8 percent) in their past seven games.

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