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Preview: Calgary Flames @ LA Kings 4/1/19 (80/82): Flames Visit West’s Worst Kings

This is the last time Drew Doughty has to worry about Matthew Tkachuk for 2018-19.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames @ LA Kings, 8 PM MT, Staples Center, Los Angeles CA

TV: SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960

z-Calgary Flames 49-23-7 (105 pts) - LA Kings 29-40-9 (67 pts)

NHL Standings

What to say about this game? The Flames have clinched both the Pacific Division and Western Conference. The Kings have clinched last place in the Pacific Division, last place in the Western Conference and have the second worst record in the NHL. Who’s excited?!

The Flames and Kings have played three times so far this season with Calgary holding a 2-1 advantage this year and they won the only meeting between these two in Los Angeles 4-1 back on November 30th. These two last met up on March 25th with LA winning 3-0.

There. Are you amped up? No, no you’re not. All that’s left is to see if Johnny Gaudreau can get to 100 points on the season and if Drew Doughty will spend the night worrying about Matthew Tkachuk. The answer to that is “yes.” See you in the playoffs.

Starting Goalies (E=Expected, C=Confirmed)

Flames: Rittich (E)- 26-8-5, 2.62 GAA, .911 Save%

Kings: Quick (E)- 15-22-7, 3.31 GAA, .890 Save%

Team Leaders

Flames: Goals- Gaudreau (35), Points- Gaudreau (95), PIM- Bennett (91), Save%- Rittich (.911)

Kings: Goals- Kopitar (21), Points- Kopitar (57), PIM- Clifford (69), Save%- Campbell (.926)

What’s Happening With The Opposition?

LA Kings Coverage: Jewels From The Crown

Last Time Out

Calgary Flames 5 - San Jose Sharks 3

LA Kings 3 - Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Players To Watch

Calgary Flames

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

James Neal (F): 6G - 11A, 2 points in last 2 games

LA Kings

NHL: Dallas Stars at Los Angeles Kings Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anze Kopitar (C): 21G- 36A, 4 points in last 3 games