Game 2 Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 4/24/2024

Game 2 Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 4/24/2024

The Los Angeles Kings will play game two of their first-round matchup against the Edmonton Oilers tonight coming off a 7-4 loss in game one on Monday night

Los Angeles Kings (0-1-0) vs. Edmonton Oilers (1-0-0)

When: Wednesday, April 24
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Where: Rogers Place (Edmonton, AB)
TV: TBS

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 Draisitl – Warren Foegele
Dylan Holloway – Ryan McLeod – Corey Perry Sam Gagner
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%: 0.0 (14)
PK%: 25.0 (15)
GF P/G: 4.00 (4)
GA P/G: 7.00 (16)
Faceoff %: 44.4 (13)

Edmonton Oilers

PP%: 75.0 (2)
PK%: 100.0 (1)
GF P/G: 7.00 (1)
GA P/G: 4.00 (10)
Faceoff %: 55.6 (4)

Kings Player to Watch: Adrian Kempe  

Kempe in game one had two points coming on a goal and an assist. In the regular season in 77 games, he had 75 points on 28 goals and 47 assists. He had 27 points on the power play on five goals and 22 assists. He was first on the Kings in points and assists and was third in goals.

Kempe’s Line Assignments

Kempe will be on the top line with Anze Kopitar and Alex Laferriere. He will also play on the top power-play unit with Kopitar, Viktor Arvidsson, Kevin Fiala, and Drew Doughty.

Kempe’s career vs. Oilers

Kempe in his career against Edmonton has played in 27 games recording 13 points on seven goals and six assists. In the four matchups during the regular season, he had three points in four games on a goal and two assists.

Between The Pipes

Los Angeles: Cam Talbot (0-1-0, 6.05 GAA) / David Rittich (0-0-0, 0.00 GAA)

Talbot started game one giving up six goals on 44 shots in the loss. In his career against the Oilers, he is 4-3-1 giving up 20 goals on 266 shots including Monday’s game.

Rittich last played on Saturday, and he got the win beating the Ducks as he stopped 28 of the 29 shots. In his career against the Oilers, he is 5-5-1 with a .904 save percentage and 2.73 goals against average; he beat them once and lost his other start this season.

Edmonton: Stuart Skinner (1-0-0, 4.00 GAA)

Skinner got game one for the Oilers stopping 33 of the 37 shots he faced. In his career against the Kings, he is 6-2-0 giving up 18 goals on 281 shots.

Wrap Up

The Kings are looking to avoid going down 2-0 before they head home. It won’t be easy as the Oilers seem to be firing on all cylinders heading into this one but all it takes is two plays and momentum can shit right back for the Kings.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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