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Game Thread: Oilers at Kings

After a loss against the Coyotes, the Oilers head back to California to play the Kings. The Edmonton Oilers are on-track to rack-up 61 points, one worse than last season. Do you still believe? Workers of Oil Country unite!

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The Edmonton Oilers are on-track to rack-up 61 points. Yes, that's 1 point worse than last season which ended with the McDavid miracle. Currently our team sits 29th in the league, two-points ahead of the struggling Columbus Bluejackets. Every win counts. Can we take-it to Lucic, Kopitar, Carter and Quick. I still believe! Do you?

How To Watch

Puck drop: 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC Hockey Night in Canada
iOSCBC Sports App (free stream in Canada)
AndroidCBC Sports App (free stream in Canada)
On the internetCBC website (free stream in Canada).
Radio630 CHED

What To Watch For

If the Edmonton Oilers have a prayer tonight, it has to come in the form of a great goaltending performance from Cam Talbot and great special teams. We are actually decent at penalty killing and the powerplay. Our powerplay percentage is 22.2%, good enough for 7th in the league. Our penalty kill is 23rd at 77.3. If we can avoid penalties and if we work hard on the kill, we might have a chance. It might be our only hope!

The Opposing View

From: Jewels for the Crown

Keys to the Game

The Oilers can't let the Kings can set the tone early on and control the momentum of the game with their trademark dead-ish puck style. The Kings have won 7 of 10 and are hot.

Penalty Killing. The Kings have scored power play goals in their last five games. The Oilers can't take stupid penalties if they want a chance to win.

Projected Line Combinations

Taylor Hall Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Leoon Draisaitl
Benoit Pouliot Mark Letestu Nail Yakupov
Teddy Purcell Anton Lander Jordan Eberle
Luke Gazdic Andrew Miller Iiro Pakarinen
Andrej Sekera Darnell Nurse
Oscar Klefbom Mark Fayne
Griffin Reinhart Eric Gryba
Cam Talbot
Anders Nilsson