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

The Kings were heavily outplayed in Game Five but found some success after shuffling their lines.



The Los Angeles Kings look to extend their season on Saturday in a must-win Game Six against the Edmonton Oilers. 

Puck drops at 7:20 PM.

The Kings were heavily outplayed in Game Five but found some success after shuffling their lines. 

Based on practice Friday, we'll see some of those changes carry over.

Blake Lizotte will return and practiced on the fourth line. Quinton Byfield shifted down onto the third line between Kevin Fiala and Gabe Vilardi.

With Viktor Arvidsson moving onto the top line and Alex Iafallo onto the second. 

I'd expect the Trevor Moore-Phil Danault-Alex Iafallo line to act as a shutdown line, seeing a lot of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. 

The third line of Fiala-Byfield-Vilardi is going to be an important one for the Kings. They haven't won the bottom-six matchup enough and this line gives them a massive opportunity to do just that.

Lizotte's return will also be huge. The Kings haven't been able to rely on their fourth line for quality minutes at all this series and having Lizotte back can change that.

Sean Walker is expected to remain in the lineup and Joonas Korpisalo will be back in net.

Projected Los Angeles Kings Lines:

Viktor Arvidsson-Anze Kopitar-Adrian Kempe

Trevor Moore-Phil Danault-Alex Iafallo

Kevin Fiala-Quinton Byfield-Gabe Vilardi-

Carl Grundstrom-Blake Lizotte-Rasmus Kupari


Mikey Anderson-Drew Doughty

Vladislav Gavrikov -Matt Roy 

Sean-Durzi-Sean Walker


Joonas Korpisalo

Pheonix Copley

Projected Edmonton Oilers Lines:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Connor McDavid-Zach Hyman

Evander Kane-Leon Draisailt-Kailer Yamamoto

Klim Kostin-Nick Bjugstad-Warren Foegele 

Ryan McLeod-Derek Ryan


Darnell Nurse-Cody Ceci

Mattias Ekholm-Evan Bouchard

Brett Kulak-Vincent Desharnais

Philip Broberg


Stuart Skinner

Jack Campbell

Special Teams:

Los Angeles Kings Power Play: 5-18, 27.87%, 6th in NHL

Los Angeles Kings Penalty Kill: 6-14, 42.85%, 16th in NHL

Edmonton Oilers Power Play: 8-14, 57.14%, 1st in NHL

Edmonton Oilers Penalty Kill: 12-18, 66.76%, 11th in NHL

Special Teams:

  • Drew Doughty registered his 53rd career playoff point (16-37=52) in Game 5 on Tuesday night, tying Jeff Carter (26-27=53) for the sixth-most playoff points in franchise history.
  • Anze Kopitar (7-9=16, 13 GP) has 16 career points in potential elimination games, which are tied with Wayne Gretzky (8-8=16, 10 GP) for second place in franchise history behind Luc Robitaille (9-13=22, 18 GP).
  • Pheonix Copley and Sean Walker each made their Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in Game 5 on Tuesday night in Edmonton.
  • Phillip Danault skated in his 50th career playoff game in Game 5, becoming the 18th different player from the 2011 NHL Draft to reach such mark. 
  • Adrian Kempe (24) has registered the most shots by any Kings player this series and is tied with Connor McDavid (24) for most among any skater between the Kings and Oilers.

How to Watch:

TV: Bally Sports SoCal, TBS; Radio: LA Kings iHeart Audio Network, Sports USA

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