The Edmonton Oilers are a dark horse candidate to go to the Stanley Cup this season but they had a rough start of the Playoffs losing 4-3 to the Los Angeles Kings in the series opener. Now the Oilers will have to bounce back when they host the Kings at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB on May 4, 2022.
- Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings
- NHL – Western Conference Playoffs, Round 1, Game 2
- Date – 4/5/2022
- Starting time – 10 PM ET
- Venue: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Oilers Stats & Form
The Edmonton Oilers went 3-1 against the Los Angeles Kings during the regular season. In their last regular season matchup on April 7, the Oilers won 3-2 which was their seventh win in the last nine games against the Kings.
But then came Playoff time, and the Oilers were stunned by the Kings who opened the series with a 4-3 win in Edmonton.
Edmonton has gone 49-27-6 overall with a 19-5-0 record against the Pacific Division. The Oilers have given up 251 goals while scoring 285 for a +34 scoring differential.
Connor McDavid has 44 goals and 79 assists for the Oilers. Leon Draisaitl has scored six goals with four assists over the last 10 games.
Edmonton is 6-4-0 in the last 10 games averaging 3.7 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Edmonton Oilers News
Oscar Klefbom will not play for Edmonton tonight.
Los Angeles Kings Stats & Form
The Los Angeles Kings had an impressive start of the Playoffs winning against a team they had no success in recent years. Now with this win, their chance to advance are much higher than at the beginning of the series.
Los Angeles is 44-27-11 overall and 10-10-3 against the Pacific Division. The Kings are 33-7-5 when scoring at least three goals.
Adrian Kempe has 35 goals and 19 assists for the Kings. Viktor Arvidsson has six assists over the past 10 games.
The Kings are 8-1-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Los Angeles Kings News
Sean Walker and Drew Doughty will not play for the Kings tonight while Viktor Arvidsson is questionable.
Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Head-to-Head Stats
The Edmonton Oilers have won 7 of the last 10 games against the Los Angeles Kings.
Eighth of the last ten games between these two teams have ended with over 5.5 goals.
Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Odds
The Edmonton Oilers are favourites to win this one with the odds set at -125, while the Kings are at 244. The draw is at 376.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -130 odds to go over and -102 to finish under.
The opening game of the series brought a vintage performance for Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick who turned back the clock for a 36-save night in the 4-3 upset win over the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton’s goalie Mike Smith made a costly mistake late in the game trying to clear a puck from behind the net and it led to the winning goal by Phillip Danault.
Smith otherwise played a decent game, stopping 31 of 35 shots he saw and he will be relied on in Game 2. The Oilers were arguably the better team in Game 1 but just got let down by their goaltending in a sensitive moment.
Edmonton will bounce back and continue their successful season led by Connor McDavid. The Oilers won 3 of 4 in the regular season over the Kings, so it’s not a matchup they’ve had problems with.