Game 4 Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 4/28/2024

Game 4 Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 4/28/2024

The Los Angeles Kings will play game four of their first-round matchup against the Edmonton Oilers tonight coming off 6-1 loss in game three to drop the series to 2-1 Oilers..

Los Angeles Kings (1-2-0) vs. Edmonton Oilers (2-0-1)

When: Sunday, April 28
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: Crypto.com Arena (Los Angeles, CA)
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 (15)
PK%: 42.9 (15)
GF P/G: 4.50 (3)
GA P/G: 5.50 (15)
Faceoff %: 46.6 (11)

Edmonton Oilers

PP%: 57.1 (2)
PK%: 100.0 (1)
GF P/G: 5.50 (1)
GA P/G: 4.50 (13)
Faceoff %: 53.4 (4)

Kings Player to Watch: Quinton Byfield  

Byfield through the first two games has four points with all of those coming on assists. In the regular season in 80 games, he had 55 points on 20 goals and 35 assists. He had 14 points on the power play on six goals and eight assists. He was fifth on the Kings in points and goals and was fourth in assists.

Byfield’s Line Assignments

Byfield will be on the top line with Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe. He will also play on the second power-play unit with Phillip Danault, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Trevor Moore, and Jordan Spence.

Byfield’s career vs. Oilers

Byfield in his career against Edmonton has played in 14 games recording ten points on three goals and eight assists. In the four matchups during the regular season, he had six points in four games all coming on two goals and four assists.

Between The Pipes

Los Angeles: David Rittich (0-0-0, 0.00 GAA)

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 (1-0-1, 3.30 GAA) / Calvin Pickard (0-0-0, 0.00 GAA)

Skinner has played in all three games posting a 3.30 goals against average and a .890 save percentage; in game three he allowed one goals on 28 shots. In his career against the Kings, he is 6-2-1 giving up 23 goals on 307 shots.

Pickard last played on Thursday against the Avalanche in relief of Skinner stopping 13 of the 14 shots. In his career against the Kings, he is 1-2-0 with a .904 save percentage and a 3.26 goals-against average.

Wrap Up

The Kings need to find a way to win tonight’s game to make this series a best of three heading to Edmonton. They will turn to David Rittich in net hoping he can get them back into this series.

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