The Los Angeles Kings ended a season high four game losing streak on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. All-star center Jeff Carter continued his impressive season by leading the Kings with two points. In recording two assists, Carter has 43 points on the season to lead Los Angeles.
The win was critical for the Kings, who moved into fifth place in the Pacific Division past the Vancouver Canucks with the win. Los Angeles is now only one point back of the Calgary Flames for a playoff spot.
Prior to the Kings' important win over the Devils, Los Angeles lost three games since Wednesday. They lost 3-2 to San Jose on Wednesday, 4-2 to the New York Islanders on Saturday and 3-2 to the New York Rangers on Monday.
Over this past week, the Kings and Chicago Blackhawks were involved in a minor transaction. On Saturday, the Kings traded center Michael Latta to the Blackhawks for defenseman Cameron Schilling. The Kings then sent Schilling to the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League. Schilling and Latta both have NHL experience with the Washington Capitals, but they have not played an NHL game in 2016-17. Schilling has six career games and has not registered a point, while Latta has 113 regular season games and only has four goals and 13 assists for 17 points.