The Kings took the day off, calling Wednesday a maintenance day. Looking back and looking ahead, there are several players who are sizzling at the moment, none more than forward Jeff Carter. With the Kings winners in nine of their last 11 games, Carter has scored 11 goals in that span. He had three in Monday’s victory over the Nashville Predators and the go-ahead strike in Tuesday’s win over the St. Louis Blues. Defenseman Slava Voynov has two goals and five assists in his last six games. Anze Kopitar has three goals and eight assists in his last seven games.
The Kings, winners of six in a row at Staples Center, play host to the Dallas Stars on Thursday.