Flames at Kings 10/19/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 10/18/2019 at 11:37 PM ET

Flames at Kings 10/19/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

On Saturday, the Calgary Flames look for their third straight victory when they visit the Los Angeles Kings. The Flames won their second straight on Thursday 5-1 over the Detroit Red Wings. Sam Bennett, Mark Giordano and Derek Ryan scored over a span of 5:18 during the third period to break a close game wide open in Calgary’s favor. Calgary is 4-3-1 with 9 points.

Los Angeles lost its third straight after falling to the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Thursday. The Kings took 47 shots on net against Buffalo but could not put any of them past Carter Hutton. Jack Campbell making his second straight start in net for Los Angeles stopped 21 shots. The Kings have been shutout in two straight games and have lost three in a row.

Elias Lindholm leads Calgary in goals scored with five. Matthew Tkachuk is the assists leader with five while Johnny Gaudreau leads in points with seven. In net, David Rittich is 4-2-1 with goals against of 2.55 and saves percentage of .919. Calgary is scoring an average of 2.75 goals per game while allowing an average of 2.75 per game.

Dustin Brown leads the Kings in goals scored with three. Anze Kopitar is the leader in assists with six and in points with eight. Jack Campbell is 2-2-0 in net for the Kings with goals against per game of 2.77 and .897 saves percentage. Los Angeles is scoring an average of 2.86 goals per game while allowing an average of 4.43 per game.

Calgary is playing much better hockey at this point of the season than Los Angeles is. The Flames have won two straight and three of their last five. Calgary has won 4 of its last 5 versus an opponent with a losing record. The Flames have nine points to just four for the Kings. Los Angeles is sitting in last place in the Pacific Division at 2-5-0 after losing three straight. Final Score Prediction, Calgary Flames win 4-1.

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