[10:00 PM] Flames @ Kings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Calgary Flames (5-6-1)

@ Los Angeles Kings (5-6-0)


Starting Goalies:

Brian Elliott (CGY): Confirmed

Peter Budaj (LAK): Likely


Current odds:

Calgary Flames: (+144)

Los Angeles Kings: (-160)


This season has seen mixed results as the Kings were overruled by three consecutive shutouts before Trevor Lewis ended the scoreless streak at 205 minutes, 25 seconds on Thursday and Nic Dowd tallied 2:37 into overtime in a 3-2 win versus Pittsburgh.

Offseason acquisition Brian Elliott (3-5-0, 3.12 goals-against average) has yet to recapture his 2015-16 magic of posting a 23-8-6 mark with an NHL-best .930 save percentage. The 31-year-old received a night off in the Flames’ 3-2 victory at San Jose on Thursday, two days removed from permitting four goals on 21 shots in a 5-1 setback at Chicago.

Matthew Tkachuk enjoyed the best outing of his young career on Thursday, scoring twice and logging 16:10 of ice time to snap Calgary’s two-game losing skid and even its mark at 1-1-0 on its four-game road trip. Michael Frolik set up both of the 18-year-old’s tallies to increase his point total to five (two goals, three assists) with a plus-5 rating in his last four games.

Anze Kopitar has been held off the scoresheet in each of his last four games, but doused the Flames with one goal and five assists in last season’s lopsided series. Defenseman Alec Martinez leads the team with nine points, including eight (two goals, six assists) in his last eight games.

Calgary is 0-for-10 on the power play in the last four contests and has failed to convert with the man advantage in nine of its 12 games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Calgary Flames

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick