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Milan Lucic visits his former team.

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What you need to know

Oilers Record: 9-7-1 (2nd in the Pacific Division)
Last 10: 3-6-1
Kings Record: 7-9-1 (4th in the Pacific Division)
Last 10: 3-6-1

Oilers All-Time Record vs Los Angeles: 113-89-30-3
Goals For/Against: 912/841
Oilers Record Last Season vs Los Angeles: 0-5-0
Goals For/Against: 12/20
Streak: The Kings have won five straight agains the Oilers.

Puck Drop: 8:30PM MST
Television: Sportsnet 360
The Opposing View: Jewels From The Crown | Twitter: @JFTC_Kings

Tonight's Storyline

Goals. Goals. Goals. Goals. Wouldn't it be nice to see the Oilers score a few goals?

In four of the team's last five games they have scored two goals or less, and the only time they managed to score more they still lost the game - that was the 4-3 loss to the Penguins. Cam Talbot can be great in net but if the team in front of him doesn't score, then more often than not it won't matter. And lately Talbot has been just good instead of great. Combined it hasn't resulted in a lot of wins.

Sooner or later the puck will find the back of the net again. Right? RIGHT? Maybe tonight will be that night and the Oilers will score five. With Gustavsson in net they might have to.

Line Combinations

Forward Lines
Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot - Leon Draisaitl - Jesse Puljujarvi
Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins- Anton Slepyshev
Zack Kassian- Mark Letestu - Tyler Pitlick

Defence Pairs
Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Matthew Benning
Darnell Nurse - Eric Gryba

Goalies
Jonas Gustavsson
Cam Talbot