Kraken, Kings clash for second time in three days

Kraken, Kings clash for second time in three days

The Los Angeles Kings don’t have to wait long for the chance to continue their success against the Seattle Kraken.Trying to extend their point streak to four games, the Kings aim for a second home victory over the Kraken in three nights on Monday.While Los Angeles has positioned itself nicely for the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2018, Seattle was trying to record a season-high third consecutive victory when these teams met Saturday. However, captain Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist as the host Kings won 4-2 and improved to 2-0-1 following a 2-3-1 stretch.The idea of playing meaningful games this late in the regular season is something Los Angeles has strived for in recent years. And it’s an opportunity the Kings certainly won’t take for granted.”It’s called progress,” coach Todd McLellan said. “There is satisfaction in that, but it doesn’t end. We’ve still got to grow and move the needle forward.”This is the playoffs for us, and we’ve shown signs of growth during it, and it’s going to have to continue for whatever we have left.”Los Angeles, which also won 3-1 at Seattle on Jan. 15, has two games remaining with the expansion Kraken this season. Though Seattle is one of three NHL teams yet to reach 50 points, it will look to rebound from just a second regulation defeat over the last six contests.”We’ve had our struggles this year,” forward Morgan Geekie, who posted his sixth goal of the season on Saturday, told The Seattle Times. “But, we’ve also grown a lot as a team. I think (Saturday) is just another one of those nights where we’re going to take what we can out of it.”

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