Kings face Senators, look to continue hot road start

Kings face Senators, look to continue hot road start

The Los Angeles Kings will try to continue their dominance on the road when they visit the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.The Kings are 4-0-0 in away games this season, including Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ten different Los Angeles players had at least one point, and goalie Cam Talbot again was sharp in stopping 29 of 30 shots.”(Toronto) is a tough building to play in,” Talbot said. “They come out really hard, and they have a ton of talent over there. This was as complete a 60 minutes as we’ve played all year.”No opposing arena this season has proved to be too difficult for the Kings, who have started the 2023-24 campaign on a record pace away from home. This is the first time in franchise history that the Kings have won their first four road games in a season.Talbot earned the win in each of those four road games and has an overall 4-2-1 record, with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. While Los Angeles wants to get the struggling Pheonix Copley going, Talbot is simply the hotter hand and might be more likely to start again Thursday.Kevin Fiala has 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) over an eight-game points streak. He has the longest assist streak in the NHL this season and the longest assists streak of any Kings player since the 2005-06 season.Los Angeles (4.33 goals per game) is first in the league in scoring, and Ottawa (4.0) is tied for third. The Senators’ shots-per-game average of 34.5 also is one of the NHL’s best.The Senators were outshot 43-26 against the Pittsburgh Penguins last Saturday, yet Ottawa won 5-2. Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo stopped 41 of 43 shots, while Senators skaters blocked 22 shots.


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