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Kings vs Oilers Game 75: Lines, Notes & How to Watch

A key tonight will be staying out of the box.



In what could be a playoff preview, the Los Angeles Kings take on the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton Thursday.

Puck drops at 6:00 PM.

The Kings won't have Gabe Vilardi, who still hasn't joined the team on their road trip, but are healthy otherwise. 

We saw Todd McLellan throw his lines in the blender Tuesday and he didn't seem very happy with his second line after the game, so a few changes might be coming. 

He's also rotated around the fourth line a bit recently. Arthur Kaliyev came in on Tuesday and played well, but we could see the return of Zack MacEwen who's missed the last two games.

It appears that Joonas Korpisalo will get the nod in net. Todd McLellan has to find his game-one starter down the stretch here. And it Korpisalo will get the chance to prove that should be him tonight.

A key tonight will be staying out of the box. The Oilers power play is ticking at an insane 32% and given the Kings' penalty kill struggles, an undisciplined game will kill them. 

Projected Los Angeles Kings Lines:

Quinton Byfield-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe

Kevin Fiala-Phil Danault-Viktor Arvidsson

Alex Iafallo-Blake Lizotte-Trevor Moore

Carl Grundstrom-Rasmus Kupari-Zack MacEwen


Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty

Vladislav Gavrikov-Matt Roy 

Alex Edler-Sean Durzi


Joonas Korpisalo

Pheonix Copley

Projected Edmonton Oilers Lines:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Connor McDavid-Zach Hyman

Evander Kane-Leon Draisailt-Kailer Yamamoto

Warren Foegele-Nick Bjugstad-Mattias Janmark

Klim Kostin-Devin Shore-Derek Ryan


Darnell Nurse-Cody Ceci

Mattias Ekholm-Evan Bouchard

Brett Kulak-Vincent Desharnais


Stuart Skinner

Jack Campbell

Special Teams:

Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 63-247, 25.51%, 2nd in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 61-247, 75.41%, 22nd in NHL

Edmonton Oilers Power Play: 84-257, 32.68%, 1st in NHL

Edmonton Oilers Penalty Kill: 63-258, 75.58%, 22nd in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:

  • The Kings have won their last two meetings against the Oilers and have points in their last three games in Edmonton (2-0-1).
  • No active defenseman has more hits (129) or blocked shots (165) against Edmonton than Alex Edler.
  • Arthur Kaliyev leads all Kings skaters in successful power-play shots attempts from the slot (25) and power-play goals from the slot (8).
  • Only Minnesota (19) and Montreal (12) have scored more shootout goals this season than the Kings (11).
  • Anze Kopitar’s 37 pass-controlled offensive zone entries with a shot on net after places fifth in the league behind Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk (83), Florida’s Matthew Tkachuk (62), Vancouver’s J.T. Miller (50) and Toronto’s William Nylander (40).

How to Watch:

TV: Bally Sports West, ESPN+; Radio: iHeartRadio

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