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Kings have no beef with Alberta road swing

Feb 21, 2013, 1:57 AM EDT

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Back-to-back wins for the L.A. Kings in Alberta has given the defending Stanley Cup champs wins in four of their last five games.

On Wednesday, a night after displacing the Edmonton Oilers, the Kings defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1.

The Kings have played eight of their first nine games in February away from Los Angeles. They’ll return home to the Staples Center for eight of their next nine games.

“That was definitely a good road game especially coming in at two o’clock in the morning and have to get up,” Kings forward Anze Kopitar told

“We had a good start and that’s what we wanted, and I thought our pace of play was pretty good throughout. We didn’t have too many breakdowns, but it’s going to happen. They have skilled players that are going to make good plays. (Jonathan Bernier) was able to be there for us.”

The Flames, on the other hand, continue to struggle. They’re now only three points up on the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets in the Western Conference standings. They’ve lost three of their last four games. The Flames have been outscored a combined 12-3 in those three losses.

“Our job is to find solutions, but I don’t think the solutions are in the newspapers or in my office,” Flames head coach Bob Hartley told the Calgary Sun.

“They’re on the ice, and it’s all a matter of being ready.”

  1. namriverrat69 - Feb 21, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    It seems they are starting to come together as a well balanced team. It will be tough without Mitchell and Green but if anyone can do it, our Kings can.

    GO KINGS!!!

  2. vindicatus - Feb 21, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    A two game win streak deserves a news story?

    • ron05342 - Feb 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

      4 ROW out of the last five, clown.

      We’re coming, even with 3 of our starting D men out. Cannot stop the train…just like last Spring.

      • betrayedbylife - Feb 21, 2013 at 6:54 PM

        few things are as annoying as fans starting off sentences with “we” when referring to a team. are you on the team? part of the coaching staff? no? then “you” aren’t going anywhere except to the couch with a bag of chips and a remote. just like in casinos, you gotta win sometimes otherwise nobody will play. kings won’t get lucky twice.

  3. barroomhero80 - Feb 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Than don’t read it vindicatus. Chump. GO KINGS GO

  4. thehighcountrybear - Feb 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Still not filet, more like ground round…long way from Kobe? More strong arm needed…

  5. blomfeld - Feb 21, 2013 at 4:26 PM


    As the “winners” which we are, I knew that it was only a matter of time before we Kings started to regain our championship form … and now that appears to be finally happening. Last night’s game was a textbook demonstration of how a “winner” plays on the road. And truth be known, had we just five more minutes there in Chicago on Sunday, then we’d be sitting on a five game winning streak right now as opposed to 4/5. Nonetheless, you can clearly see that “everyone” is playing better with each passing game, though Carter, Scuderi and Kopitar have been excellent from the get go. It’s also nice to see Quick getting back into form. Our back end is holding up remarkably well despite the absence of Martinez, Greene and Mitchell … but with any luck and God willing, they’ll be back in the line by playoff time. In fact, something’s telling me that Mitchell could be playing again shortly?

    GO KINGS GO !!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)


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