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GAME THREAD - Game 4: Edmonton Oilers @ Los Angeles Kings

Oilers look to put Kings on the ropes with a win tonight

Edmonton Oilers v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (2-1)

Los Angeles Kings (1-2)

-PLAYOFFS-

Round 1, Game 4

08 May 2021

Crypto.Com Arena

8 PM MT

TV: CBC

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Jewels From The Crown

The Oilers are scoring goals in bunches right now. Six goals in game 2, eight goals in game 3. I say they go for a cool 9 tonight. A win tonight puts the Kings on the ropes, a win for LA will even the series as it heads to Edmonton for game 5 on Tuesday.

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • The Oilers went 1-for-3 on the power play in Saturday’s win, putting them at 5/11 on the series. It’s still a wildly high number, and the Oilers will find success again if they can continue to score on the power play.
  • Evander Kane is having a monster playoff so far, he’s 5-1-6 in three games. Everything’s hitting the net right now, and he’ll look to extend his success tonight.
  • Since a forgettable moment in game 1, Mike Smith’s been very good in games 2 and 3. The Oilers hope he’ll continue to carry the load in game 4 tonight.

The Kings need this one tonight, because I don’t think they want to be heading back to Edmonton down 3-1 in the series.