|22-34-6, 50 points, .806 p/g||Ranks||32-19-8, 72 points, 1.220 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 7th||Pacific Division - 2nd|
LA Kings 2, Zack Kassian 1
The Oilers led at the end of two periods, which is good! The Kings are leaders of the Pacific Division, and the Oilers had some serious chance at defeating a Western Conference bully in their house.
Yeah, well. .
Zack Kassian scored Edmonton's lone goal with a minute and change remaining in the second period to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead through 40. The Kings would respond five minutes into the third period Jeff Carter's fifteenth goal of the year. Dwight King would score his sixth goal of the year ten minutes later, and that would be all that the Kings would need en route to Edmonton's sixth consecutive loss (0-5-1). Justin Schultz and Teddy Purcell each spent the game in the pressbox, and while the Oilers looked like they had a small fire lit under them for periods during the game, Zack Kassian's goal wasn't enough to earn a win in a tough barn.
The Killing Fields continue tonight as the Oilers visit Anaheim to visit a Ducks team that's primed for the playoffs.
Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"If they're available to us and ready to play, we'll consider using them tomorrow."
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on whether or not he'll insert Justin Schultz and / or Teddy Purcell into tonight's lineup.
MY GIRL (GONE GONE GONE)
Purcell and Schultz were healthy scratches in Los Angeles, and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they were again curbed for tonight's game. A third round pick doesn't come for injured players.
The opponents are saying
"You can do too much and confuse the issue on the hockey team when there's chemistry. It looks like there's chemistry now." Source
Have some of this
Taylor Hall would fetch Oilers a puck-moving D-man. Evander Kane deal would be Chiarelli template in package. https://t.co/vxLkPTlHHQ— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) February 26, 2016