The Los Angeles Kings continue to climb the Western Conference standings, and had one of their best outings of the season Saturday with a 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Jeff Carter has been on fire for the team over the past month, and scored his 13th goal in 13 games on Saturday. The Kings got scoring from each of their four lines against the Flames and showed just how deep they are and how dangerous they are going to be the rest of the season.
Carter got things going for the Kings on Saturday, and defenseman Jake Muzzin notched the team’s second goal. Muzzin continues to develop into a reliable defenseman after spending the past two seasons in the AHL. He now has five goals and eight points on the season while posting a plus-2 rating, while his defense partner Drew Doughty has taken a while to find his groove. Trevor Lewis scored a goal to extend his point streak to three games. His four goals and eight points lead the way for the team’s third line.
The top line took over for the next two goals, with Justin Williams scoring with an assist from Anze Kopitar before Kopitar added a goal with an assist from Williams. Fourth-line center Colin Fraser got the final goal for the night, with a total of 10 players collecting points on the night. Defenseman Slava Voynov’s great season continued with three assists, bringing his season points total to 16 (fourth on the team). With that kind of offensive firepower, the Kings can survive a rough night from their goaltender every now and then. Jonathan Quick only needed to make 17 shots to get the win, his eighth of the season.