With five straight wins, the L.A. Kings continue to tighten their grip on the Pacific Division.
It might be a weaker division, but for a team that did not make the playoffs last season — just a year removed from a Stanley Cup title — the Kings aren’t interested in taking their chances by being mired with the rest of the Pacific pack as the second half of the season approaches.
Fresh off a four-game divisional road trip that yielded four wins in mostly dominant fashion, the Kings held on to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 2-1 on Saturday. Jonathan Quick made 29 saves for L.A.
The leading Kings' 10-3-1 record in December was their best in franchise history for that month.
Their 12-point lead on the second-place Arizona Coyotes is the largest margin in franchise history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
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