Edmonton Oilers (25-31-4) at Los Angeles Kings (33-23-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 24, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -150 / Edmonton Oilers +134 --- Over/Under: 5.5
Pacific rivals the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings butt heads at the Staples Center in Saturday NHL action.
The Edmonton Oilers playoff hopes have come and gone as the team has had too many issues getting both ends of the ice on the same page. Edmonton has followed a six game slide with wins in two of three following a 3-2 overtime win versus Colorado where Samuel Girard and Colin Wilson supplied the offense for the Avalanche
The Oilers received regulation goals from Leon Draisaitl and Zack Kassian in the second period for a 2-0 lead before Connor McDavid secured the two points with his tally in the extra session. Cam Talbot recorded 28 saves to get the win for Edmonton while Semyon Varlamov stopped 43 shots for the Avs.
The Los Angeles Kings are locked in a heated battle for playoff positioning with Anaheim. Los Angeles saw their three game winning streak end in a 2-0 defeat to the visiting Dallas Stars on Thursday and dropped to 4th in the Pacific in the process.
Dallas received a third period tally from Tyler Seguin at 11:33 of the third on an assist from Greg Pateryn before Alexander Radulov scoring an unassisted empty netter with one minute remaining. Kari Lehtonen brushed aside 18 shots to record the shutout for the Stars while Jonathan Quick stopped 26 shots in defeat.
Under is 3-0-1 in Oilers last 4 vs. Western Conference and under is 3-0-1 in Oilers last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and Oilers are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Kings are 5-0 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 6-0 in Kings last 6 Saturday games and Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and home team is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings and Oilers are 2-14 in the last 16 meetings in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles can’t afford a losing streak of any length and need to get back in the win column here…