Nazem Kadri contributed with a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-2, putting an end to their 5-game losing streak

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Kings vs Flames (Credits: AP News)

Nazem Kadri scored a goal and helped set up another one, while Jacob Markstrom stopped 16 shots, leading the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. This victory put an end to Calgary’s five-game losing streak.

Martin Pospisil, Blake Coleman, and MacKenzie Weegar also scored for the Flames, with Andrei Kuzmenko providing assists. Despite the win, the Flames, with a record of 34-34-5, are no longer in the running for the playoffs.

Adrian Kempe scored a goal and assisted on another for the Kings, with Anže Kopitar also finding the back of the net. Former Flames’ goalie David Rittich made 31 saves for the Kings.

Five out of the six goals scored in the game came during power plays, with Calgary converting three out of five and Los Angeles converting two out of four. The Kings currently hold the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference, with a record of 38-24-11, and have nine games left in the regular season.

Kings vs Flames (Credits: ESPN)

Nazem Kadri’s performance in the first period, where he scored a goal, assisted on another, and delivered a big hit on Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson, helped the Flames take a 2-1 lead. Flames coach Ryan Huska praised Kadri for his leadership, saying he inspires his teammates to step up.

The Flames dominated the Kings in shots, outshooting them 20-4 in the first 30 minutes. MacKenzie Weegar, who blocked six shots in the first two periods, scored a power-play goal in the third period to secure the win.

“We had to work hard and sacrifice to earn this win,” said Weegar, who finished the game with seven blocked shots. The Flames played without Andrew Mangiapane for the second consecutive game due to an undisclosed injury, while the Kings were missing Philip Danault due to an upper-body injury.

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