Kings vs Oilers Game 78 Lines, Notes & How to Watch
The lineup shouldn’t change much from Sunday, with Tobias Bjornfot in for Alex Edler as the only expected change.
The Los Angeles Kings have clinched a playoff spot but the work isn't done.
They have an extremely important game Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers.
Puck drops at 7:30 PM.
Just one point separates the two and Tuesday's game could decide home ice advantage in the playoffs. A win for either team will also put pressure on the Vegas Golden Knights atop the division.
The Kings were shutout by the Oilers last week and lost Mikey Anderson after a hit from behind by Connor McDavid.
The Kings can't get sucked into a revenge game Tuesday and need to focus on winning the game. An undisciplined performance by the Kings against the league's top power play will be a death sentence.
It appears that Mikey Anderson, Kevin Fiala, Gabe Vilardi and Alex Elder are all out tonight. The lineup shouldn't change much from Sunday, with Tobias Bjornfot in for Alex Edler as the only expected change.
The goalie rotation will continue Tuesday, with Pheonix Copley expected to start.
Projected LA Kings Lines:
Quinton Byfield-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe
Trevor Moore-Phil Danault-Viktor Arvidsson
Alex Iafallo-Blake Lizotte-Arthur Kaliyev
Carl Grundstrom-Rasmus Kupari-Zack MacEwen
Vladislav Gavrikov-Drew Doughty
Sean Durzi-Matt Roy
Tobias Bjornfot-Sean Walker
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
Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 64-253, 25.30%, 4th in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 62-255, 75.69%, 23rd in NHL
Edmonton Oilers Power Play: 85-262, 32.44%, 1st in NHL
Edmonton Oilers Penalty Kill: 63-264, 76.14%, 21st in NHL
Los Angeles Kings Pregame Notes:
- The Kings aim to take season series vs. Edmonton for the first time since the 2015-16 campaign (5-0-0, 1.000%).
- The Kings have allowed two or fewer goals in 14 of their last 15 games, dating back to the beginning of March. Since March 1, no team has allowed fewer goals (29) or holds a lower goals-against per game (1.93) than the Kings.
- Alex Iafallo has multi-point efforts in his last two consecutive games (0-2=2 on Apr. 1 at SEA; 2-0=2 on Apr. 2 at VAN).
- Arthur Kaliyev tallied his 26th and 27th points on the year (12-15=27) Sunday night, tying his single season career high set last season (14-13=27).
- Only Boston (31), Tampa Bay (27) and Carolina (26) have more wins at home this season than the Kings (25)
How to Watch:
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