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The Los Angeles Kings will start the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Edmonton Oilers. The Kings wrapped up the season with a 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Thursday while the Oilers ended their season with a 5-1 loss to the Avalanche.

Los Angeles Kings (44-27-11, 99 Points) vs. Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6, 104 Points)

When: Monday, April 22
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Where: Rogers Place (Los Angeles, CA)
TV: ESPN 2

Scoring Leaders

(2023-24 Regular Season Stats)

Los Angeles Kings

Points: Adrian Kempe – 75
Goals: Trevor Moore – 31
Assists: Adrian Kempe – 47

Edmonton Oilers

Points: Connor McDavid – 132
Goals: Zach Hyman – 54
Assists: Connor McDavid – 100

Expected Line Combinations

Los Angeles Kings

Alex Laferriere – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
Trevor Moore – Phillip Danault – Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala – Blake Lizotte – Trevor Lewis
Quinton Byfield – Pierre-Luc Dubois – Carl Grundstrom
Mikey Anderson – Drew Doughty
Vladislav Gavrikov – Matt Roy
Andreas Englund – Jordan Spence

Edmonton Oilers

Adam Henrique – Connor McDavid – Zach Hyman
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Leon Draisaitl – Warren Foegele
Dylan Holloway – Ryan McLeod – Corey Perry
Evander Kane – Sam Carrick – Mattias Janmark
Mattias Ekholm – Evan Bouchard
Darnell Nurse – Cody Ceci
Brett Kulak – Vincent Desharnais

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Los Angeles Kings

PP%: 22.6 (12)
PK%: 84.6 (2)
GF P/G: 3.10 (16)
GA P/G: 2.56 (3)
Faceoff %: 50.6 (14)

Edmonton Oilers

PP%: 26.3 (4)
PK%: 79.5 (15)
GF P/G: 3.56 (4)
GA P/G: 2.88 (10)
Faceoff %: 53.2 (5)

Kings Player to Watch: Viktor Arvidsson  

Arvidsson this season has played in 18 games, as he recovered from back surgery as well as a lower-body injury. He has recorded 15 points on six goals and nine assists. He has five points on the power play on a goal and four assists.

Arvidsson’s Line Assignments

Arvidsson will be on the second line with Phillip Danault and Trevor Moore. He will also play on the top power-play unit with Anze Kopitar, Adrian Kempe, Kevin Fiala, and Drew Doughty.

Arvidsson’s career vs. Oilers

In his career against Edmonton, Arvidsson has played in 23 games and has recorded 19 points on ten goals and nine assists. In his lone game against them this season he didn’t record a point.

Between The Pipes

Los Angeles: Cam Talbot (27-20-6, 2.50 GAA)

Talbot last played on Thursday against the Blackhawks, and he got the win stopping nine of the 13 shots he faced. In his career against the Oilers, he is 4-2-1 with a .937 save percentage and a 1.92 goals-against average; he lost two matchups to them this season one in regulation and the other in overtime.

Edmonton: Stuart Skinner (36-16-5, 2.62 GAA)

Skinner last played on Thursday against the Avalanche, and he suffered the loss giving up four goals on 13 shots. In his career against the Kings, he is 5-2-0 with a .943 save percentage and a 1.89 goals-against average, he started all four games against them this season going 1-2-1.

Wrap Up

The Los Angeles Kings will look to get the series off on the right foot and be one of the only teams that won on the road to start their series. That goal won’t be easy as they finished this season 1-2-1 against the Oilers and were outscored 11-9. The main goal is to come out of these upcoming two games will be to take home ice advantage.

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