The Oilers have an opportunity to put even more space between themselves and the Kings with a victory tonight. With ten points already separating Edmonton and Los Angeles, the Kings will have their backs against the wall should Edmonton emerge victorious in their final game of an eight game homestand.
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What To Watch For From The Oilers
It’s not yet official, but the Oilers can really staple the Kings to a wall with a win tonight. A win would make it twelve points over the Kings, which would be very, very difficult for the Kings to overcome.
What to Watch For From The Kings
As it has been for so much of the season, the team you see is the team you get. There are no miracles coming. There are no late-season surprise college signings to be had. The team’s top players are slowly disappearing once again. Over the last ten games, Tyler Toffoli has two goals and three assists and played under twelve minutes last night, including no penalty kill time. Tanner Pearson has four points -- three goals and one assist -- in that time, but no goals since March 2. Even Jeff Carter, who almost singlehandedly carried this team for a large part of the season, only has one goal and four assists
The Flames chased Jonathan Quick midway through the first period en route to their 5-2 victory. The Oilers need to lean on the gas just a little bit more in order to make the second season all but official.