They had dropped 25 consecutive regular-season games in Anaheim — with their last victory at Honda Center coming on Jan. 19, 2004.
Mike Smith was stellar in goal, stopping 43 Anaheim shots in recording his 34th career shutout. When Calgary acquired him from the Arizona Coyotes in the offseason, the expectation was he would deliver performances like the one against Anaheim on a regular basis.
Smith is expected to face a Kings team he has mastered throughout his career, posting a 15-8-1 record against Los Angeles with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.
Similarly, Deshaun Watson of the Texans, who climbed all the way to No. 13 last week, rose again to No. 6 on the ledger, thanks to his second consecutive week with five touchdowns. Playing that well in front of friendly faces is always going to inspire some souvenir shopping on the way back to the parking lot.
In fact, you’re going to expect strong movement in week-over-week Cheap NFL Jerseys USA sales numbers based simply on the travel schedule of NFL clubs. Teams that play at home should see jersey sales rise, while teams that go on the road should see their players slide a bit on Cheap Barcelona Jerseys the list. The trio of Travis Kelce, Aaron Rodgers and Larry Fitzgerald, just to name a few, all slid — despite solid Week 5 outings — due primarily to playing on the road. There’s no reason to read anything more into those numbers.