KINGS (45-28-6) at FLAMES (34-38-7)
7:00PM PT, TV: KCOP-13; RADIO: AM 1150
FLAMEOUT: This is the fifth and final meeting with the Calgary Flames this season. The Kings and Flames have split their four previous games, each team winning twice in one another’s building. Tonight’s setting is Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome, where the Kings have won each of their previous six visits dating back to February 5, 2011. The Flames are on a three-game win streak coming into tonight.
LEWIS IN THE NEWS: Trevor Lewis scored the Kings’ second goal in a 3-2 win against Calgary in their previous meeting against the Flames on March 10, and inked a two-year contract extension Tuesday worth 3.05 million.
Per Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider.com:
Trevor Lewis signs for two years, 3.05 million: http://t.co/xnEKEBmRP7
— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) April 8, 2014
RAMO-ORTIO: Of Calgary’s two goaltenders, the Kings have fared well against one, and have been shunned by the other. The Kings have beat Joni Ortio twice, and have fallen to Karri Ramo twice. Ramo, who was drafted in 2004 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, appeared in just 48 NHL games prior to this season, where’s he’s been in Calgary’s crease for 37 games.
Ramo has won his past two starts, and is coming off a 31-save shutout of the New Jersey Devils Friday night. He’s 2-0 against the Kings this season, stopping 48 of 51 shots, marking in with a 1.50 GAA and a .941 SV%.
A WIN FOR THE RECORDS: With three games remaining on the Kings’ regular season schedule, they find themselves just one win shy of tying the club-record of 46 regular season wins during a single season. The Kings hit the 46-win mark during the 1990-’91, 2009-’10, and 2010-’11 seasons.
ROAD FORCE: With two of the Kings’ final three regular season games set to take place in opposing buildings; Calgary tonight, Edmonton Thursday, the Kings have a shot at matching the club’s single-season mark for road victories, which the 2009-’10 roster set with 24 wins away from STAPLES Center. The Kings come into tonight’s bout with a 22-14-3 record on the road.
SADDLE-UP: The Kings’ previous visit to the Scotiabank Saddledome on March 10 saw them bring home a 3-2 win, scoring all three of their goals on front-of-the-net deflections.
The Kings’ built a 3-0 third period lead on Anze Kopitar’s 20th goal of the season.
WE’RE DOING IT LIVE: Catch KINGS LIVE on KCOP-13 at 6:30, followed with Bob and Jim on the live play-by-play call on scene at Scotiabank Saddledome for puck drop at 7:00 PM PST.
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