Kings looking for remedy to six-game skid vs. Canadiens

Kings looking for remedy to six-game skid vs. Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens can relate to what the Los Angeles Kings are going through.The Kings have lost six in a row (0-5-1) heading into their matchup with the Canadiens on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, a streak that’s also claimed two of their best defensemen to serious knee injuries.Montreal is still dusting itself off after losing five in a row to start the season, but the Canadiens are feeling much better about their game after winning two of their past three. They posted a 4-0 victory against the Sharks on Thursday, marking their first win in San Jose since 1999.”It’s early in the year, but obviously with our record, we need as many points as possible to right the ship,” said goalie Jake Allen, who made 45 saves in the shutout against San Jose. “(Thursday night) was a big night, especially with people talking about how we haven’t won (in San Jose) in a long time.”Montreal hasn’t played in Los Angeles since March 5, 2019, when the Canadiens recorded a 3-1 victory and goalie Carey Price moved into a tie with Hall of Famer Jacques Plante for the most wins in team history (314).Price has since compiled 46 more wins for the Canadiens, but he’s been out of action this season while in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.The Kings beat the visiting Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 in their season opener on Oct. 14, but the joy didn’t last long. They lost two days later to the visiting Minnesota Wild to begin their current streak.In the meantime, Los Angeles lost Sean Walker for the rest of the season after he sustained a knee injury on Monday at the St. Louis Blues, three days after former Norris Trophy winner Drew Doughty went down with a knee injury at the Dallas Stars. He’s expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.

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