In what could potentially be a first-round playoff matchup, the LA Kings travel to Edmonton to start a crucial stretch of their schedule. Los Angeles currently holds a two-point lead over the Oilers for second place in the Pacific Division standings, so tonight’s game is kinda important.
Tale of the Tape
LAK: 17.0% (28th)
EDM: 26.4% (3rd)
LAK: 75.4% (24th)
EDM: 76.6% (21st)
LAK: 53.1% (5th)
EDM: 51.9% (7th)
Goals per game:
LAK: 2.84 (20th)
EDM: 3.43 (7th)
Goals against per game:
LAK: 2.81 (9th)
EDM: 3.22 (22nd)
LAK: Anze Kopitar – 17 goals, 40 assists, 57 points
EDM: Connor McDavid – 36 goals, 62 assists, 98 points
Perhaps no surprise here, but the moneyline likes the Oilers, per our sponsors at DraftKings.
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Here’s how the Kings aligned in Monday’s 6-1 loss to Seattle:
Tonight's @LAKings Line Rushes –— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) March 29, 2022
Iafallo – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Arvidsson
Vilardi – Byfield – Kupari
Grundstrom – Andersson – Kaliyev
Bjornfot – Durzi
Moverare – Spence
Maatta – Stecher
If you recall, Todd McLellan put the forward lines into the blender at the start of the second period. However, the Kings returned to their normal alignment in Tuesday’s practice, per LA Kings Insider.
McLellan saying none of the injured players will be going along on this upcoming trip— lisa dillman (@reallisa) March 29, 2022
With Cal Petersen getting the back-to-back in the recent two-game goalie rotation, expect Jonathan Quick between the pipes against Edmonton.
All-time, the 36-year-old has a 24-9-5 record with a .924 SV%, 2.02 GAA, and three shutouts in 38 career games against Edmonton.
It will be interesting to see if McLellan breaks the two-game rotation, given the back-to-back with Calgary on Thursday.
Here’s how the Oilers lined up in Monday’s 6-1 win over Arizona:
Edmonton has won seven straight on home ice, and they’ve been outscoring opponents like crazy:
The @EdmontonOilers last 7 home games— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) March 29, 2022
The LA Kings and Oilers get underway from Rogers Place, with puck drop set for 6:30 pm PT.