The Los Angeles Kings have done a very good job lately picking up points on the road. They'll have plenty more opportunities to do that over the next two weeks after coming up empty in the opener of an extended trip.
The Kings attempt to beat the last-place Carolina Hurricanes for a fourth consecutive meeting Saturday night in the teams' only meeting this season.
Los Angeles (25-17-10) opened this six-game road trip with Friday's 1-0 loss to St. Louis after winning the previous two games at home.
"St. Louis has the best home record in the league for a good reason," coach Darryl Sutter said.
The Kings had gained at least a point in seven straight road games (4-0-3) before they were shut out for the sixth time this season Friday. Since an 8-2 loss at Detroit on Dec. 17, Sutter's team has allowed only 10 goals in its last eight road games.
Los Angeles has won three straight against the Hurricanes (19-25-9), including a 5-2 road victory on Nov. 11, 2009. The Kings took the lone mat...