With both teams sitting just outside the Western Conference playoff picture, Wednesday night's matchup between the visiting Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames could go a long way in determining who gets in and who's left out.
The Kings (37-27-12) and Flames (35-27-15) are among five teams within two points of one another battling for the final two postseason berths in the West. Los Angeles and Colorado are tied for ninth place with 86 points, one behind Dallas and Phoenix.
The Kings, though, have a game in hand on the Coyotes and two on the Avalanche and are just two points behind first-place San Jose in the Pacific Division.
The Flames are in 11th place with 85 points, and with just five games remaining, find themselves in desperation mode. Things seemed to be falling apart for Calgary, which had gone 0-2-3 over its previous five games before picking up a much-needed 5-4 win over Dallas on Monday.
Michael Cammalleri scored and added two assists in the Flames' four-goal second...