The Edmonton Oilers (11-11-2) and the Los Angeles Kings (9-14-1) meet at Rogers Place on Thursday night. The game is the reverse fixture of Sunday’s meeting at the Staples Center, which the Kings won 5-2 after having trailed 2-1 early in the 2nd Period.
The Oilers come into the game on the back of a 1-0 OT win over the Dallas Stars on home-ice on Tuesday night, with Oscar Klefbom scoring the only goal early in extra-time.
The Oilers are averaging 2.71 Goals per Game at present, which puts them 27th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.17 Goals per Game, which leaves them down in 21st position. On an individual basis, Connor McDavid has 13 goals, while he has also contributed 20 assists.
It’s been a tough season for the Kings to date, but they followed up Sunday’s win on home-ice against the Oilers with a 2-1 OT win on the road at the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday evening, with Dustin Brown scoring the decisive goal after Alex Iafallo had earlier given them the lead.
The Kings are only averaging 2.17 Goals per Game this season, which leaves them 31st and last in the overall NHL standings. They are better defensively, where they are allowing 3.13 Goals per Game to leave them 19th overall. On an individual basis, their lack of goals is summed up in having Anze Kopitar as their leading scorer on just seven goals. Drew Doughty has contributed 12 assists.
As for game predictions, the Oilers should gain revenge for Sunday’s defeat and they are the picks on the Money Line odds to do so.
Pick: Money Line – Edmonton Oilers @ -105 (888Sport)
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