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!