Game 5 Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 5/1/2024

Game 5 Preview: Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers 5/1/2024

The Los Angeles Kings will play game five of their first-round matchup against the Edmonton Oilers tonight coming off a 1-0 loss in game five.

Los Angeles Kings (1-3-0) vs. Edmonton Oilers (3-0-1)

  • Game 1: Edmonton wins 7-4
  • Game 2: Los Angeles wins 5-4 OT
  • Game 3: Edmonton wins 6-1
  • Game 4: Edmonton wins 1-0

When: Wednesday, May 1
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Where: Rogers Place (Edmonton, AB)
TV: ESPN

Scoring Leaders

(Playoff Stats)

Los Angeles Kings

Points: Adrian Kempe – 4
Goals: Adrian Kempe – 3
Assists: Quinton Byfield – 4

Edmonton Oilers

Points: Connor McDavid – 10
Goals: Zach Hyman – 6
Assists: Connor McDavid – 9

Expected Line Combinations

Los Angeles Kings

Quinton Byfield – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
Trevor Moore – Phillip Danault – Viktor Arvidsson
Alex Laferriere – Pierre-Luc Dubois – Carl Grundstrom
Kevin Fiala – Blake Lizotte – Trevor Lewis
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 – Evander Kane
Warren Foegele – Ryan McLeod – Corey Perry
Dylan Holloway – 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 (16)
PK%: 46.7 (16)
GF P/G: 2.50 (11)
GA P/G: 4.50 (15)
Faceoff %: 47.1 (13)

Edmonton Oilers

PP%: 53.3 (1)
PK%: 100.0 (1)
GF P/G: 4.50 (2)
GA P/G: 2.50 (5)
Faceoff %: 52.9 (4)

Kings Player to Watch: Drew Doughty  

Doughty through the first four games has three points coming on two goals and an assist. In the regular season in 82 games, he had 50 points on 15 goals and 35 assists. He had 20 points on the power play on seven goals and 13 assists. He was sixth on the Kings in points, eighth in goals, and fifth in assists.

Doughty’s Line Assignments

Byfield will be on the top pairing with Mikey Anderson. He will also play on the second power-play unit with Viktor Arvidsson, Anze Kopitar, Adrian Kempe, and Kevin Fiala.

Doughty’s career vs. Oilers

Doughty in his career against Edmonton has played in 59 games recording 42 points on 13 goals and 29 assists. In the four matchups during the regular season, he had one point in four games coming on an assist.

Between The Pipes

Los Angeles: David Rittich (0-1-0, 1.02 GAA)

Rittich got game four and gave up one goal on 13 shots. He is 0-1-0 now with a 1.02 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in the playoffs. In the regular season, he went 13-6-3 with a 2.16 goals against average and a .921 save percentage.

Edmonton: Stuart Skinner (3-0-1, 2.48 GAA)

Skinner has played in every game in this series, in game four he recorded a shutout stopping all 33 shots. He is now 3-0-1 with a 2.48 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. In the regular season, he was 36-16-5 with a 2.62 save percentage and a .905 goals-against average.

Wrap Up

The Kings will look to keep their season alive tonight and force a game six in Los Angeles. They need Rittich to continue his play and the offense needs to show up and find a way to beat Stuart Skinner.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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