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Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings, Game 80 Breakdown

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Edmonton Oilers
@ Los Angeles Kings

Monday, Apr 2, 2012, 8:30 PM MDT
Staples Center

Jewels From The Crown

Why the Kings Need to Blow Out Edmonton - MCSORLEY'S STICK
Usually, running up the score is considered bad sportsmanship. And just winning the game against Edmonton is going to be tough enough. But listen: there’s a not insignificant chance the whole season could come down to goal-differential. The Kings are one standings point and one ROW (regulation or OT win) ahead of the Sharks right now. They each have three games left, two against each other. And in the season series, the Kings are up by a single point.

The Other Half of All The Kings Men: Edmonton - All The Kings Men
Here's a quick preview of the Edmonton Oilers featuring Scott Reynolds from The Copper & Blue. Hope you enjoy.

Kings Expected Lines (courtesy Left Wing Lock)

Dustin Brown - Anze Kopitar - Brad Richardson
Dustin Penner - Jarret Stoll - Trevor Lewis
Dwight King - Mike Richards - Justin Williams
Kyle Clifford - Colin Fraser - Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi - Drew Doughty
Slava Voynov - Willie Mitchell
Matt Greene - Alec Martinez

Bullet Points: Cleaning Out My Locker - Jewels From The Crown
I'm returning to my little self-run blog. Some of you might remember it.

G80 Oilers at Kings - Lowetide
The Edmonton Oilers are adding about three kids a year–I know it seems like more than that–each season. In 10-11, Hall, Eberle and Dubnyk joined the band and this season it’s Nugent-Hopkins, Anton Lander and perhaps a late entry in Teemu Hartikainen. Paajarvi? Pending. We shouldn’t dismiss the value of a late round addition to the rebuild, and Hartikainen seems as good a bet as any to join the group.

Oilers Expected Lines (courtesy

Ryan Smyth - Shawn Horcoff - Ryan Jones
Eric Belanger - Sam Gagner - Ales Hemsky
Teemu Hartikainen - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Darcy Hordichuk - Chris VandeVelde - Ben Eager

Ryan WhitneyNick Schultz
Andy SuttonColten Teubert
Cam BarkerBryan Rodney

Oilers at Kings – Game 80 – Putting on the Foil
The Oilers recalled Bryan Rodney today from OKC. He was the one acquired in the trade that sent Ryan O’Marra packing to Anaheim. Corey Potter is feeling "off" after being clocked by Bobby Ryan up high last night. So, Rodney may slot into that D spot. It’ll be a pretty scary defense tonight, if that is the case. Not a lot of NHL talent in there.

Kings Gameday: Here's What You Need To Know - Battle of California
Prediction: Kings win, 4-2. Goals by Richards, Richardson, Kopitar, and Kopitarson.

Today's Frustrated Edmonton Fan: OilFanInYYC

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Los Angeles Kings Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jeff Carter ankle 04/02/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Scott Parse hip 11/09/2011
Simon Gagne concussion 12/27/2011

Edmonton Oilers Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ales Hemsky shoulder 04/02/2012
Jeff Petry other-excused 04/02/2012


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Theo Peckham concussion 04/02/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Taylor Fedun femur 10/03/2011