The Edmonton Oilers came into this series as the favorite to win but now they are with their back against the wall as they are facing a 3-2 deficit and a must-win game when they visit the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA on May 12, 2022.
- Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers
- NHL – Western Conference Playoffs, Round 1, Game 6
- Date – 12/5/2022
- Starting time – 10 PM ET
- Venue: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Kings Stats & Form
The Los Angeles Kings proved that their good regular season was not accidental and they are now one game away from advancing to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs.
The Kings showed their character winning back-to-back games against the Oilers and now all they need to do is close the series on home ice.
Los Angeles is 44-27-11 overall with a 10-10-3 record in Pacific Division play. The Kings have a 23-10-5 record in games they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponents.
Phillip Danault has 27 goals and 24 assists for the Kings. Trevor Moore has four goals and three assists over the past 10 games.
The Kings are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.2 assists, 5.2 penalties and 14.9 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 Stats & Form
The Edmonton Oilers lost the opening game of the series but then dominated the next two to show who the better team in the series is. Anyway, they lost 4-0 in Game 4 and things changed from that point on.
The Oilers had a bad start in Game 5 going 2 goals down despite the fact they managed to come back and send the game into overtime, they lost and now are with their backs against the wall travelling to LA with a 3-2 deficit.
Edmonton is 49-27-6 overall and 19-5-0 against the Pacific Division. The Oilers are 39-7-2 when scoring at least three goals.
Zach Hyman has 27 goals and 27 assists for the Oilers. Evander Kane has 10 goals and three assists over the last 10 games.
The Oilers are 6-3-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.9 assists, 5.2 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
Edmonton Oilers News
Oscar Klefbom will not play for Edmonton tonight.
Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Head-to-Head Stats
The Edmonton Oilers have won 6 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.
Los Angeles Kings vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds
The Edmonton Oilers are favourites to win this one with the odds set at 108, while the Kings are at 183. The draw is at 356.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -139 odds to go over and 100 to finish under.
The Edmonton Oilers probably didn’t expect to be in this situation in their first round series against the Los Angeles Kings. They currently find themselves on the brink of elimination as they are facing another early playoff exit. The Oilers are in a must-win situation and they will need Connor McDavid and the rest of the crew to step up and get them a life-saving win to force a Game 7 at home. The Los Angeles Kings barely made it into the playoffs and now they have a chance to advance to the second round.
The Kings have also won 16 of the last 21 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles which gives them another reason to be optimistic about this game. Anyway, the Oilers are the better overall team and they have already won in LA in this series and they did that in a big fashion with an 8-2 win in Game 3. This one will be a tough game which may go into overtime but the Oilers would find a way to win and take the series home again.