The Los Angeles Kings are getting plenty of contributions during their seven-game winning streak.
The Calgary Flames should be well aware of that.
The Kings look to continue their impressive run by matching their longest unbeaten stretch at Calgary on Monday night.
Los Angeles (37-22-6) has put together its longest winning streak since reeling off nine in a row from Jan. 21-Feb. 6, 2010, thanks in large part to averaging 3.14 goals. That’s a major increase from its 2.35 per game on the season, which ranks 26th in the league.
The Kings’ recent scoring surge has come from its stunning depth – 11 players have scored at least one goal while 15 have managed at least a point.
Trevor Lewis was the latest addition to the scoring list in Sunday, while Alec Martinez netted his seventh of the season in a 4-2 win at Edmonton.
"It feels good to feel like you are contributing on an individual level, but the most important thing is that we are winning games right now," said Martinez, who has three goals and one assist in four games. "This is the crunch time of the year and we have to be playing playoff hockey. It’s been good to be getting these two points consistently."
While multiple scorers are emerging, the team is also getting significant production from Jeff Carter, the team leader with 24 goals. The right wing has four goals and five assists in eight games, and he found the net twice while setting up Lewis’ tally against the Oilers.
Carter, though, didn’t get a point at Calgary (25-32-7) on Feb. 27, when Dustin Brown scored and assisted on Dwight King’s goal in a 2-0 victory.
Brown has two goals and four assists over the past seven games, while King’s tally at Calgary is his only one during that span.
Brown may be looking forward to visiting Scotiabank Saddledome again since he has a six-game goal-scoring streak with three assists there.
The Kings’ five-game winning streak at Calgary is their longest in team history, but they went six without a defeat – two ties – from Feb. 20, 1999-Nov. 20, 2001.
Jonathan Quick has won his last four games there behind a 0.98 goals-against average – posting a 44-save shutout last month to extend his shutout streak in Calgary to 144 minutes and 8 seconds. However, he may be rested after making 25 saves Sunday for his sixth straight win while compiling a 0.99 GAA in that span.
Martin Jones could face the Flames for the first time, but he hasn’t started since a 6-4 win at Colorado on Feb. 26.
Despite their struggles with the Kings, the Flames may be thrilled to be home.
They’ve won seven of their last eight games as host, with the lone blemish coming against Los Angeles. Calgary scored three unanswered goals in the third period to rally for a 4-3 home victory over the New York Islanders on Friday but lost 2-1 at Vancouver the following day.
Sean Monahan, the team leader with 19 goals, is looking for his own bounce-back performance after failing to even muster a shot against the Canucks. The rookie center has three goals and four assists in the past eight home games, but he was a minus-2 against the Kings.
Joe Colborne was also a minus-2 in that meeting, but he has three goals in two home games since.
The Kings will be without forward Jordan Nolan, who was suspended for this game for punching an Oilers forward.