Streaking Kings hit road to test rekindled Flames

Streaking Kings hit road to test rekindled Flames

The Los Angeles Kings will try to maintain their hot streak when they hit the road to face the Calgary Flames on Monday night.The Kings have won four in a row, all on a homestand that concluded with a 4-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.”We haven’t given up much at 5-on-5, which we’re happy about,” Kings coach Todd McLellan said. “A few things to clean up, but good teams play with detail all the time, over and over again, they don’t let it slip. That’s what we’re pushing to be.”The Flames ended a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 win against the visiting Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.”You can talk about the effort and stuff like that, but we kept losing and losing and, obviously, it’s not good enough when you lose seven in a row,” Calgary center Elias Lindholm said. “(Against the Jets), we wanted to put a good game out there. Obviously, there are things we can do better, but we got the win and that’s all that matters.”After Monday’s game, the Flames will have played 11 of their first 15 contests at home. Next, they will head out on a six-game road trip, their longest of the season.Calgary hasn’t taken advantage of its schedule, however, going 5-4-1 at home so far.”It’s important to understand how hard it is to win,” Calgary coach Darryl Sutter said. “The reason we hadn’t won lately was we got soft at home.”The Flames likely will start Jacob Markstrom in goal for the 12th time this season.Markstrom has done well to give Calgary a shot to win in most of his starts. He stopped 21 of 23 shots against Winnipeg to help the Flames end their losing streak.

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