KINGS (45-28-7) at OILERS (28-43-9)
6:30PM PT, TV: FOX SPORTS WEST; RADIO: AM 1150
WELL-OILED: This is the fourth and final meeting with the Edmonton Oilers this season, and the second at Alberta’s Rexall Place. The Kings have won all three contests against Edmonton this season, outscoring the Oilers 8-3 in regulation time. The Kings are 9-0-2 in their last 11 visits to Edmonton, where they haven’t lost a game in regulation time since February 28, 2008.
OPPOSITE TIDE: The Kings are preparing for their fifth-straight postseason appearance, the Oilers are bracing for their eighth-straight season without a playoff appearance. Edmonton last qualified for the NHL playoffs during the 2005-’06 season, losing to the Carolina Hurricanes in a Stanley Cup Finals series that went the seven game distance.
THE VIEW FROM ALBERTA:
Good morning, Edmon- HEY! It's Enrico Palazzo! http://t.co/T5wgRNh8mX— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) April 10, 2014
THE DWIGHT FROM THE WRONG: Dwight King, who scored the game-tying goal for the Kings Wednesday in his first game back after missing four games with an undisclosed injury, spoke to NHL.com reporters following the Kings’ 4-3 SO loss to Calgary:
"You want to be playing better at the start of the game. That's something we can take from the game. Obviously, now it's behind us. We know what start we need to have and move forward."
King, with his goal Wednesday, has five points (3G, 2A) in his past five games.
BEIN’ EUROPEAN: Marian Gaborik has eight points (1G, 7A) in his last eight games, Slava Voynov has three points (1G, 2A) in his past two games ever since he snapped his 60-game goal drought Saturday in Vancouver.
HITTING REXALL: The Kings own Edmonton’s Rexall Place. Their last visit on March 9 was a smooth sail to a 4-2 win, by way of a pair of Jeff Carter goals, and Trevor Lewis’ third goal of the season, his second in as many games, nights.
The Kings are 9-0-2 in their last 11 games at Rexall Place, having not lost a game in regulation time in Edmonton since February 28, 2008.
WE’RE DOING IT LIVE: Catch KINGS LIVE on FOX SPORTS WEST at 6:00, followed with Bob and Jim on the live play-by-play call on scene at Rexall Place for puck drop at 6:30 PST.
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