Road remains unkind
Consider this: The Kings have won four times on the road in 17 games. Their road woes have been a season-long issue.
Last season, they hit road victory No. 4 by Oct. 17, and recorded their fifth win away from Staples Center by mid-November.
The potential good news? Their next chance for road win No. 5 comes Tuesday night against lowly Edmonton. The
Toffoli continues to produce
Youngster Tyler Toffoli, who had the Kings' only goal, has scored in back-to-back games and has recorded points in three of the last four games. He leads the Kings with 12 goals.
But he was shaking his head about a missed opportunity on Monday. In fact, Flames goalie
"He just got his leg on it," Toffoli said. "I tried to get it upstairs but it was kind of rolling there. I think if I put that in, it would have been a totally different ending to the game."
It would have been very easy for Kings forward Jeff Carter to miss Monday’s game. By all accounts, he was feeling under the weather, and along with forward
Gaborik was scratched for the game because of flu-like symptoms. Carter not only played, but his ice time was 17 minutes, 23 seconds against the Flames. He had four shots on goal and won seven of nine faceoffs.
"He's been really good for us," Sutter said. "I'm sure he's going to say he had a hard time tonight. But he gutted it out.