Kings hope for success on home ice vs. Flyers

Kings hope for success on home ice vs. Flyers

The Los Angeles Kings carry an eight-game point streak into Saturday night’s game against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers, but the hosts don’t necessarily have a home-ice advantage.It will be the third game in four nights for Los Angeles, which is a perfect 7-0-0 on the road this season but has managed just one win in six games (1-2-3) at Arena. That’s one fewer home win than the woeful San Jose Sharks.”I don’t put lot of credence into the home-and-road thing yet,” Kings coach Todd McLellan said.The Kings come in off a 4-3 overtime loss to Pittsburgh at home on Thursday. It was the second game of a back-to-back that started in Las Vegas on Wednesday with an impressive 4-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Golden Knights.”Obviously maybe the engine wasn’t the same as it was last night,” said forward Adrian Kempe, who extended his point streak to eight games with a second-period goal, after Thursday’s game. “We still played a good enough game to win. I think maybe we turned the puck over a little bit too much.”Bryan Rust scored on a wraparound goal with 1:15 left in overtime to win it for Pittsburgh and snap a four-game win streak for the Kings.”You’re not going to be at your best for 82 games,” McLellan said. “There’s going to be your best game and your worst game in 82, doesn’t matter if you win or lose. I don’t know where this one will fit in, but you have to find ways to scratch and claw points out of those nights, and at least we got one tonight.”The Kings are 6-0-2 during their eight-game point streak, including a 5-0 shutout of the Flyers last Saturday in Philadelphia when Cam Talbot made 24 saves for his 29th career shutout. Arthur Kaliyev and Trevor Moore both chipped in with a goal and an assist.


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