The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Kings
Mike Cammalleri suited up for his first game since being traded to the Flames and when his name was announced in the opening lineup, the applause from the crowd was deafening.
Cammalleri potted his first goal in Flames silks this season in the loss, put three shots on net and won 67 percent of his draws.
It was a scoreless draw after twenty of minutes of play but the Flames had the bulk of quality scoring chances, outshooting the Kings 11-6.
Near the end of the frame, the Flames hit not one, but two goal posts courtesy of shots from Lance Bouma and Mikael Backlund.
Los Angeles gave themselves a two-goal lead after forty minutes of play, thanks in large part to two quick markers in the second period.
Mike Richards potted his 14th of the year at 0:27 and defenceman Matt Greene's shot from the blueline slipped past Miikka Kiprusoff at 3:02.
Anze Kopitar added their third goal at 14:48 during a Kings power play.
Head coach Brent Sutter started to mix up his lines in the second period in hopes of generating some offence. The combinations were far too numerous to list but notable lines included Jarome Iginla played alongside Cammalleri and Backlund and the Curtis Glencross-Olli Jokinen duo skating with Lee Stempniak.
The Flames eight-game winning streak on home ice came to a halt on Saturday after their 4-1 loss to the Kings. The Flames are 10-1-1 in their last 12 outings at the Scotiabank Saddledome and were 3-1-0 during this four-game homestand.