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johnjm22 11-25-2009 02:41 PM

Los Angeles Kings @ Edmonton Oilers - 11/25/09 - 6:30PM
 
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http://cdn.nhl.com/kings/images/logos/large.png
Los Angeles Kings
(13-9-2, 28 pts)


VS.


http://cdn.nhl.com/oilers/images/logos/large.png
Edmonton Oilers
(10-11-3, 23 pts)



http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo...ers_hockey.jpg


6:30PM (PST) @ Rexall Place Edmonton, AB


TV Broadcast: SNET-W (Home)
Radio Broadcast: KTLK 1150 AM, XM 205
Online Video Stream: ATDHE

GAME PREIVEW
Last 10 -- Kings 5-5-0; Oilers 3-5-2

Season series -- This is the first meeting of the season between these two teams, who split four one-goal games in 2008-09. Anze Kopitar had the winner for the Kings in the first game, almost a year ago to the day, before Edmonton won two straight, including a shootout decision on Feb. 14. The Kings closed out the series with a 2-1 win on April 7.

Big story: Expectations have certainly changed in Los Angeles this season. The Kings have lost two straight games and are pushing the panic button, which is a new phenomenon for a team that has missed the playoffs for six-straight seasons. "We've got to figure this out now," said Kopitar, the Kings' leading scorer. "We've dropped two in a row now. We're going to have a couple days of practice now. We've got to look ourselves in the mirror and get the job done."

Team Scope:

Kings -- Injuries have struck the Kings and it will be interesting to see how the feel-good story of the first quarter reacts to adversity. Both top-line forward Ryan Smyth and top-four defenseman Rob Scuderi are out of the lineup and, as a result, the Kings have dropped back-to-back games. Clearly, these injuries are testing the depth of a team that has not topped 90 points since the 2002-03 season.

Oilers -- Edmonton took a very important 4-0 decision from the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night, easing some of the pressure this team has been feeling after what can only be described as a middling first quarter. The Oilers have won two of three on their latest homestand after losing 11 of their previous 13 games. But there were concerns remaining in the win against Phoenix. After jumping out to a 4-0 lead, Edmonton lost its desire in the third period, a lapse that left coach Pat Quinn fuming. "It made for a good early performance 'til we got fat and happy," Quinn said. "I don't know why this team ever would have that happen to them because we haven't accomplished squat yet. But we got pretty comfortable in the third. These are things we have to learn. We're not there. It shows the immaturity sometimes."

Who's hot -- Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is having a special season. He already has 6 goals, which matches his total from his rookie season, and has 14 assists after managing 21 all of last season. For Edmonton, Shawn Horcoff is riding a five-game points streak (3 goals, 3 assists) since returning from injury.

Injury report -- Edmonton has a lengthy list of injuries. C Marc Pouliot (sports hernia surgery) is out until early January. RW Fernando Pisani (colitis) has been out two weeks with no return date set. Denis Grebeshkov (knee) is out until mid-December. LW Ryan Stone (knee), D Taylor Chorney (ankle), LW Robert Nilsson (concussion) and G Nikolai Khabibulin (back) are all considered day-to-day.

Scuderi has missed three consecutive games with an undisclosed lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day for the Kings. Smyth, who has an undisclosed upper-body injury, is expected to be out until mid-December.

Stat pack: Kings leading scorer Anze Kopitar does not have a goal in his last six games. He had 6 goals in the seven games before the start of the drought.

Puck drop: Both teams are desperate for a win here. Yes, Edmonton won Monday night, but it was just the club's fourth win in 15 games, a stretch that saw Edmonton take just 10 of a possible 30 points. The Kings have lost two straight and don't want to see the big cushion they built in points while being one of the busiest teams in the season's first two months -- only the Sharks have played more games -- evaporate more than it already has.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/preview.htm?i...vid=sb:preview



INJURIES
LOS ANGELES
Rob Scuderi - Lower body (Questionable for Nov. 25 at Edmonton)
Ryan Smyth - Upper body (IR. Out until at least mid-December)

EDMONTON
Robert Nilsson Concussion (IR. Out until at least late November)
Taylor Chorney Ankle (IR. Out until at least late November)
Mike Comrie Mononucleosis (Questionable for Nov. 25 vs. Los Angeles)
Denis Grebeshkov Knee (IR. Out until at least late November)
Nikolai Khabibulin Back (Doubtful for Nov. 25 vs. Los Angeles)
Fernando Pisani Colitis (IR. Out until at least early December)
Ryan Stone Knee (IR. Out until at least late November)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot Sports hernia (IR. Out until at least late December)

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/injuries



RECENT MEETINGS
04/07/09 - Kings @ Oilers 2-1 (Kings)
02/14/09 - Oilers @ Kings 3-2 (Oilers, SO)
12/05/08 - Oilers @ Kings 5-4 (Oilers, SO)
11/26/08 - Kings @ Oilers 2-1 (Kings)

*Kings All Time Record against vs the Oilers: 58-78-30-4



http://kings.nhl.com/club/page.htm?bcid=27152



LEADING SCORERS
Forwards
http://kings.nhl.com/v2/photos/mugs/8471685.jpg........................http://oilers.nhl.com/v2/photos/mugs/8471208.jpg
Kopitar, LA...........................Penner, EDM
33PTS (14G / 19 A, +5).................26PTS (13 G / 13 A, +12)


Defensemen
http://kings.nhl.com/v2/photos/mugs/8474563.jpg...........................http://oilers.nhl.com/v2/photos/mugs/8468598.jpg
Doughty, LA...............................Visnovsky, EDM
20PTS (6 G / 14 A, +4)................18PTS (5 G / 13 A, +6)

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.htm


PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS
LOS ANGELES
Purcell-Kopitar-Williams
Frolov-Loktionov-Brown
Parse-Handzus-Simmonds
Segal-Richardson-Harrold

O'Donnell - Doughty
Johnson - Jones
Drewiske - Greene


EDMONTON
Penner - Gagner - Hemsky
Jacques - Horcoff - Potulny
Moreau - Cogliano - Stortini
Reddox - O'Sullivan - Brule

Smid - Visnovsky
Gilbert - Souray
Strudwick - Staios



PROBABLE STARTING GOALTENDERS
http://kings.nhl.com/v2/photos/mugs/8471734.jpg...........................http://oilers.nhl.com/v2/photos/mugs/8470074.jpg
Quick, LA - 22 GP (12-8-2).......Deslauriers, EDM- 6 GP (3-2-1)
GAA 2.79 / SV% .894.............GAA 2.47 / SV% .916

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.htm



TEAM STATS
Goals Scored Per Game:
LA 2.96 (13th)
EDM 2.92 (14th)

Goals Given Up Per Game:
LA 3.04 (25th)
EDM 3.00 (T-23rd)

Power Play %:
LA 22.0 (T-11th)
EDM 22.0 (T-11th)

Penalty Kill %:
LA 74.4 (T-27th)
EDM 78.8 (20th)

http://www.nhl.com/ice/teamstats.htm



WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS


NHL GAMES TODAY


Quattro 11-25-2009 02:58 PM

always good to see Lubo again

...and Sully as well

Shellz 11-25-2009 03:07 PM

Chachacha

JDM 11-25-2009 03:10 PM

I think I'm going to go to Busby's (thanks Johnny Utah!) to check it out. Anyone else going there?

Buddy The Elf 11-25-2009 03:16 PM

I think i'm going to hockeystreams.com! Best $60 I ever spent.. got all the streams until 4/1/10. If anyone is interested, you can buy the day for $5 or the week for $8. No bad quality either.. on par with the way atdhe.net used to be.

Lanius 11-25-2009 03:23 PM

I can't see how the Kings lose this game. Oilers are struggling this season, they have a huge size disadvantage up front, the defense (which was great last year) is struggling this year (only bright spots have been Visnovsky and Smid), and the 'bulin wall is injured.

kingsholygrail 11-25-2009 03:33 PM

Patty and Lubo both get hat tricks.

6-0 Oilers.

Reaper45 11-25-2009 03:34 PM

Just buy center ice already. Jesus guys.

Reaper45 11-25-2009 03:35 PM

It's going to be a bloodbath started off by Stortini pummeling Ivanans. 17-3.

Buddy The Elf 11-25-2009 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reaper45 (Post 22307252)
Just buy center ice already. Jesus guys.

I would if I could. Charter doesn't offer it and the landlord won't allow a satellite to be installed so I'm SOL... well until I found that website. I'd buy center ice online but that site I go to archives all the games and they always have the UFC fights, an occasional junior game and international competitions. Well worth $60 for 6 months.

JT Dutch* 11-25-2009 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnjm22 (Post 22306297)
Big story: Expectations have certainly changed in Los Angeles this season. The Kings have lost two straight games and are pushing the panic button

... They absolutely are, and it's hilariously silly for them to do that. We're barely past the quarter-season mark. Anyone who expected the Kings to be setting the World on fire at this stage were ********.

BallPointHammer 11-25-2009 04:26 PM

The Kings must play with intensity, determination, passion and, most of all, physicality. The offense needs to up the aggression level quite a bit - drive to the net from all angles, make their goalie want to go home and shoot! shoot! shoot! the dang puck. The boys don't necessarily have to fight, but they MUST respond to ALL attempts of intimidation and disrespect. And I can't wait to see Loktionov play!!!

MxH0CKEY 11-25-2009 04:30 PM

The Kings vs. The Ex Kings! HAHA
GO KINGS GO!! :yo:

I am the Liquor 11-25-2009 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drivelikejoewho (Post 22307317)
I would if I could. Charter doesn't offer it and the landlord won't allow a satellite to be installed so I'm SOL... well until I found that website. I'd buy center ice online but that site I go to archives all the games and they always have the UFC fights, an occasional junior game and international competitions. Well worth $60 for 6 months.

Ruh Roh? Hockeystreams has live ufc?

Buddy The Elf 11-25-2009 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I am the Liquor (Post 22308112)
Ruh Roh? Hockeystreams has live ufc?

Yeah they've had at least 3 or 4. They had the last one, I watched it. I just checked and they have it in the archives too. I love that site!

I wouldn't buy it for that reason but it is a nice perk. I'm not really a fan of that but I'll watch them. My friends are so they were stoked when were able to watch them last year.

Cutty Sarkn3ss* 11-25-2009 05:12 PM

I'm only watching this game for 1 reason, Loktionov!

ru4reals 11-25-2009 06:30 PM

Gosh sorry guys, I hate to be pessimistic, but it just doesn't look good. Injuries and all, truthfully if you think about it, we're just not that deep of a team. I'm going with my head on this one and not my heart. 5-2 Oilers.

LAX attack* 11-25-2009 07:03 PM

Their goalie just had a shutout FYI

KingLB 11-25-2009 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ru4reals (Post 22309885)
Gosh sorry guys, I hate to be pessimistic, but it just doesn't look good. Injuries and all, truthfully if you think about it, we're just not that deep of a team. I'm going with my head on this one and not my heart. 5-2 Oilers.

Have you seen the Oilers line-up, we aren't the only ones dealing with injuries.....

JDM 11-25-2009 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doughty Number 8 (Post 22310757)
Their goalie just had a shutout FYI

Good, he's due to suck. :)

Reaper45 11-25-2009 07:09 PM

Visnovsky and Loktionov get in a fight, while Frolov **** stomps Hemsky.

TonySCV 11-25-2009 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ru4reals (Post 22309885)
Gosh sorry guys, I hate to be pessimistic, but it just doesn't look good. Injuries and all, truthfully if you think about it, we're just not that deep of a team. I'm going with my head on this one and not my heart. 5-2 Oilers.

http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=430126

The Oilers have 8 players out, including their starting goalie (Khabibulin), Comrie, Pisani, Grebeshkov, Pouliot, Nilsson, Chorney and Stone.

The Kings have 3. Granted, a key 3 (Smyth, Stoll and Scuderi)... but I would say we have the roster edge tonight.

ru4reals 11-25-2009 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonySCV (Post 22310932)
http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=430126

The Oilers have 8 players out, including their starting goalie (Khabibulin), Comrie, Pisani, Grebeshkov, Pouliot, Nilsson, Chorney and Stone.

The Kings have 3. Granted, a key 3 (Smyth, Stoll and Scuderi)... but I would say we have the roster edge tonight.

Ahhhhhhhh okay I didn't know that. Thanks. But be it the way we've been playing, even with just a few guys missing, I'm still not to confident about this one. Like I said I hope I'm wrong. Cause with all those injured Oilers, and we still lose I definitely don't want to see what people have to say after the game. GO KINGS!

Brad Doty 11-25-2009 07:24 PM

I think the energy infusion of new players will kick-start the team. 4-3 Kings. Goal by Frolov, two by Brownov, one by Parse.

I also bet Segal makes an (good) impression with his play and sticks on our fourth line for the rest of the year.

kingme 11-25-2009 07:32 PM

go here
 
this usually works http://atdhe.net/


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