Canadiens look to halt four-game skid vs. Kings

Los Angeles (20-20-7) at Montreal (27-15-6), 2:00 p.m. EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) — Several defensive lapses have caused the
Montreal Canadiens to slip into a season-worst losing streak.

After having lost four games in a row, the Canadiens are seeking
a better effort when they host the Los Angeles Kings on

The Canadiens ended their five-game road trip with four straight
losses after skating past Ottawa, 5-4, in a shootout on January

Montreal has surrendered four or more goals in every game during
that stretch and Carey Price, the Eastern Conference’s starting
netminder in Sunday’s All-Star Game, has given up 15 goals in
the last three contests.

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Price’s struggles continued on Thursday, when the Canadiens fell
to the Florida Panthers, 5-1.

Meanwhile, the Kings have won three games in a row following a
four-game skid.

Rookie Jonathan Quick turned aside 31 shots and captain Dustin
Brown recorded two goals and an assist as Los Angeles skated to
5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

Alexander Frolov notched a goal and an assist, Patrick
O’Sullivan netted a shorthander and Jarret Stoll also tallied
for Los Angeles, which has scored 16 times during its current

The Kings last won four in a row from November 6-13.