Flames Tonight

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:19 AM ET

CALGARY FLAMES (18-7-3)

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LOS ANGELES KINGS (17-10-3)

8:30 P.M., SPORTSNET/FAN 960

COMING IN

The Flames continued their strong ways on the road with a solid 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks Saturday night. They've managed a 4-1-0 record so far on this trip and have a chance to make it a 10-point trip.

Los Angeles managed to tie its Saturday game against St. Louis in the final minute but fell 5-4 in a shootout. The defeat ended the Kings' winning streak at three games, but they have a 4-1-1 mark in their last six.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Flames won a 5-2 affair Nov. 21 in Los Angeles to keep their winning ways against the Kings alive. Calgary has won the last five meetings and 11 of the last 12 -- all in regulation time, too.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 19.8% (19-96, T-15th); Los Angeles 19.8% (24-121, T-15th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 80.7% (14th); Los Angeles 76.5% (28th).

INJURIES

FLAMES -- D Cory Sarich (undisclosed) is out.

KINGS -- LW Ryan Smyth (undisclosed), C Andrei Loktionov (shoulder) are out. RW Brandon Segal (knee) is day-to-day, as is D Rob Scuderi (undisclosed), but Scuderi could return today.

QUOTE TO NOTE

"Everybody's talking about the way we need to play, and with that, the goals against goes down. And Kipper's been sick."

-- Left winger Eric Nystrom on his team's improved defensive spot in the NHL.


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