Kings carry perfect road mark into Philadelphia

Kings carry perfect road mark into Philadelphia

The Los Angeles Kings will try to remain perfect on the road this season when they continue their four-game trek against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.The Kings, who opened the trip with a 4-1 victory at Toronto on Tuesday, improved to an NHL-best 5-0-0 on the road with a 3-2 win at Ottawa on Thursday. After the Saturday game, they will fly home to Los Angeles before heading to Las Vegas to the face the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday.”It’s just a confidence thing, for sure,” center Adrian Kempe, who extended his point streak to five games with two assists against the Senators, said of his team’s success away from home. “We feel like we’re a pretty good road team and we can go into any building and get points.”I feel like we’ve always been a good road team, ever since I came into the league. Obviously, we have a little bit more swagger to win some games and get some points on the road, which is a good thing.”Phillip Danault, who backhanded in a rebound on a power play to open the scoring, credited the Kings’ depth as one reason for their road success.”I think just rolling the lines and we can trust everyone on the ice whether it’s defensively or offensively,” Danault said. “Our D has been really good and our goalie (Cam Talbot) has been outstanding. He’s giving us a chance to win every game.”Talbot stopped 24 of 26 shots against the Senators to improve to 5-2-1 with a 2.41 goals-against and a .915 save percentage.”I think calm and stable are two pretty good words to describe him,” Kings coach Todd McLellan said of Talbot. “He’s good at cleaning up our messes.”Philadelphia, which will be playing its third game in four nights and the second game of a back-to-back set, snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory at Buffalo on Friday night.


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