Los Angeles Kings

3 Forwards with “Make or Break” seasons going into 2023-24

In a year where the LA Kings were no longer playing with ‘house’ money, many blue-chip prospects stepped into more significant roles. Gabriel Vilardi has broken out, and with a hopeful bridge contract on the horizon, he seems to be a lock to score 50-60 points when healthy (iffy history). This is after a year […]

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LA Kings: What Does the Blue Line Look Like Next Season?

The LA Kings made the playoffs for back-to-back years for the first time since 2013-2014. While they played with house money last year, this year’s expectations were higher than ever. These expectations were expanded on with Rob Blakes’s potential rental move, sending franchise icon goaltender Jonathan Quick to Columbus for Vladislav Gavrikov and Joonas Korpisalo. […]

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Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner on the ice for the Edmonton Oilers

Poor Goaltending Sinks Oilers Once Again

It is always the same story, different day for the Edmonton Oilers. Led by generational talents and superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers had a great regular season and looked like Stanley Cup contenders. The team scores a lot of goals, plays good enough defense, and gets the goaltending they need in order […]

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A Sunrise, or Sunset for the LA Kings: The Aftermath

For the second year in a row, the LA Kings have been bounced out of the playoffs by the Edmonton Oilers. It took six games, three of which went to overtime, for the Oilers to advance to play the Vegas Golden Knights. In many ways, this series was a disappointment, regardless of the uphill climb […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr 30th: LAK Out Lasted by Edmonton 5-4 and Drop Series 4-2

After last night’s 5-4 victory, Edmonton has eliminated the LA Kings in a roller-coaster of a series. The series was closed out on a late 3rd-period goal by Kailer Yamamoto, who capped off a very productive game 6 for the Oilers’ bottom 6. Klim Kostin posted 2 goals and an assist in the game and […]

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Line Over The Boards: Pushed to the Brink

Last year for Game Five in Edmonton, the LA Kings and Oilers went back and forth to lead the game to an overtime match. Adrian Kempe sealed that game just 72 seconds in. It was the only overtime game in last year’s series. This year we have seen three overtime games in the first four […]

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Oilers Playoffs: Round 1 – Game 5 Preview

“Up and down like a toilet seat.” Monday night was the return of Ken Holland’s famous words for the first time in these Playoffs. Whatever was said in the Oilers locker room after that first period worked. Down 3-0 after 20 minutes, they started the game looking deflated. They looked like they were too afraid […]

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Who Should The Oilers Start in Goal in Game 5?

Coming into the first-round Stanley Cup playoff matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings, it was clear that the Oilers’ net belonged to rookie Stuart Skinner. Skinner, 24, certainly earned the starting job for the playoffs thanks to a terrific regular season. He went 29-14-5 with a 2.75 goals-against average, a .914 save percentage, […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr 24th: All Knotted Heading Back to Edmonton 2-2

Last night’s game was more of the same for the LA Kings, with a few wrinkles. Kevin Fiala returned for the Kings and made an immediate impact with two assists in the 1st period, where the Kings came out and. built a 3-0 lead after one. However, LA showed up flat in the 2nd period […]

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Oilers Show Resiliency in Comeback 5-4 Win

Coming into Game 4, trailing the series 2-1, this was a game the Edmonton Oilers had to win, and they fought their way to a 5-4 overtime victory after being down 3-0 in the first 20 minutes. Once the second period started, there was a clear shift in momentum. The Oilers’ power play gave them […]

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