The Los Angeles Kings look to snap a four-game losing streak Monday night as they travel north to face the San Jose Sharks in a Pacific Division clash at HP Pavilion. Things started to look up for the Kings on Saturday night when they led the Pittsburgh Penguins with three minutes remaining but Los Angeles lost in a shootout.
"We're fighting to find a full 60 minutes from our guys but obviously the effort tonight was a lot better than it was against Pittsburgh," coach Todd McLellan told NHL.com on Saturday. "A couple mistakes led to goals. I think we can clean that up and expect the same start that we had tonight on Monday against L.A. and a better finish."
The Kings have allowed exactly three goals in six straight contest. During that span the Kings are 1-3-2 and have scored two goals or less in five of the six contests.
Anze Kopitar has scored a goal in three of the last four games and leads the Kings this year with seven goals and nine assists. He was injured last season during the Kings' first-round playoff loss to San Jose.
Monday night is the first of six meetings between the Pacific Division foes.
Monday's 7:30 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more Kings news and information, be sure to read Jewels From The Crown.