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LA Kings Regular-Season Preview: Game 60 vs. Edmonton

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Los Angeles Kings 2015-16 Regular Season:
Game 60 vs. Edmonton, February 25, 2016, 7:30pm PST

The Los Angeles Kings will be gunning for their third-straight win on Thursday night as they play host to the 22-33-6 Edmonton Oilers for the fourth time this season.

The Kings are 3-0-0 against the Oilers thus far with their most recent win, a 5-2 one, coming on Dec. 29 at Rexall Place. At their lone meeting at STAPLES Center this season, the Kings won by a 4-3 count thanks to a late game-winner by Nick Shore.

For the Oilers, they are coming off a disappointing 4-1 loss to Ottawa where, following the game, head coach Todd MacLellan voiced his displeasure. His team responded by giving him a full, spirited practice as the club hopes that their new attitude will spill over into Thursday night’s game. Taylor Hall has two goals and one assist against the Kings this season but, despite their place in the standings, the Oilers do have enough offensive weapons to contend with the silver-and-black including Connor McDavid, who is riding a four-game point streak. Needless to say the Kings cannot take this team for granted.

For the Kings, Jonathan Quick will likely make his fifth-straight start while Jordan Nolan, who is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, practiced as a defenseman recently but is not expected to play. Anze Kopitar enters Thursday’s matchup on a high as he has notched 35 points (10 goals, 25 assists) in 37 career games against Edmonton.

We will see how this one plays out, but it should be a good matchup nonetheless.

Enjoy the game!

About Ryan Cowley

Ryan Cowley has been writing about the Los Angeles Kings since 2009, beginning as the head writer and editor of Make Way for the Kings since its inception. Until the summer of 2015, Make Way was run by the FanvsFan Network (www.makewayforthekings.com) but has since become independent at its new address: www.makewayforthekings.net Ryan is an NHL-accredited writer who has covered such events as the Stanley Cup Final and Stadium Series. He is also a graduate of Comedy Writing & Performance from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.

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