The Los Angeles Kings look to snap a two-game winning streak Monday night as they continue their homestand against the Ottawa Senators at Staples Center. The Kings have lost the first two games of their four-game homestand, scoring two total goals in two games.
The Kings (23-16-10) enter play on Monday one point behind the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division. The Kings are currently in seventh place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for eighth place. The Senators (27-17-6) are 10-2-1 in their last 13 games and are playing the fourth game of a six-game road trip. Ottawa lost to the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 at Honda Center on Saturday afternoon.
Right winger Justin Williams has nine points (three goals and six assists) in his last seven games, scoring at least one point in each game, for the Kings. On the season, Williams has nine goals and 24 assists, good for third on the team in scoring, and has played in all 49 games.
The Kings have lost three straight home games and five of their last seven contests at Staples Center. This is the only meeting of the season between the Kings and Senators. The Senators won their only meeting last season, a 3-2 triumph in Ottawa on November 22, 2010.
Monday night's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on Kings hockey, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.