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12-05-2008, 05:39 PM
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Edmonton @ Los Angeles - 12/5/08 - 7:30 PM

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Los Angeles Kings
(10-11-3, 23 pts)

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Edmonton Oilers
(11-11-2, 24 pts)


7:30PM (PST) @ Staples Center Los Angeles, CA


TV Broadcast: FSN-W (Home), SNET-W (AWAY)
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GAME PREIVEW
The last time the Los Angles Kings faced the Edmonton Oilers, Kings goaltender Jason LaBarbera made his first start in 25 days and responded with his first win in more than a month.

Given LaBarbera's success against the Oilers, the Kings could look to him again Friday at home versus Edmonton.

LaBarbera has a 4-6-1 record and is 1-3-1 in the past six starts. Against the Oilers, however, the he is 4-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and made 23 saves against them in a 2-1 victory Nov. 26.

Also, the Kings goalie has split time with Erik Ersberg in the last four games. Ersberg suffered a 4-2 defeat Tuesday at Phoenix, and it would be LaBarbera's turn if Los Angeles continues the rotation.

LaBarbera came into this season as the Kings starter with Ersberg as the backup, but the roles were reversed by last month as LaBarbera got off to a slow start. Ersberg, though, has gone 1-2-1 in his last four starts with a 3.36 GAA and couldn't protect a pair of one-goal leads in Tuesday's defeat.

The Kings, who are 2-3-1 over their last six, also blew an early lead in a 3-1 loss to Toronto the night before, and lost an early one-goal lead Saturday to Chicago before rallying for a 5-2 win.

Alexander Frolov scored for the fifth time in the last six games, but was benched during the third period for a defensive lapse that led to the game-tying goal. Frolov, who has a three-game goal-scoring streak and a team-high 10 goals, has not recorded a point in his last four games against Edmonton.

The Oilers (11-11-2) have also struggled of late, going 3-5-1 in their last nine. Like the Kings, they turned to a former starting goalie for the first time in weeks Wednesday against Dallas.

Mathieu Garon, making his first start since being pulled in a 5-4 defeat at Pittsburgh on Nov. 6, stopped 23 of 25 shots in a 5-2 win.

"It was good to come back," Garon said. "It's been a while since I played and since I got a start. I worked really hard in the last two or three weeks to be ready for that game."

Garon started five of Edmonton's first seven games and won his first three. He then lost his next four decisions and was pulled after allowing five goals in 33:03 at Pittsburgh. The slump cost him as both Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers and Dwayne Roloson moved ahead of him on the depth chart.

Ales Hemsky had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's game, extending his points streak to six games. Hemsky, the team's leader with 26 points, has six goals and 10 assists in his last 10 meetings with Los Angeles.

The Kings are 4-1-1 in their last six game versus the Oilers and 2-0-2 in the last four at the Staples Center.



INJURIES
LOS ANGELES
Marc-Andre Cliche (Separated shoulder on 10/06/08) IR
Denis Gauthier (Right foot injury on 11/29/08) day-to-day
Jack Johnson (Shoulder injury on 10/13/08) IR
Brad Richardson (Lacerated foot on 12/03/08) day-to-day

EDMONTON
Jean-Francois Jacques (Back surgery on 10/09/08) IR
Steve MacIntyre (Broken orbital bone on 11/09/08) IR
Robert Nilsson (Upper-body injury on 12/02/08) day-to-day
Fernando Pisani (Broken left ankle on 11/18/08) IR



RECENT MEETINGS
11/26/08 - Kings @ Oilers 2-1 (Kings win)

*Kings All-Time Record against Edmonton (57-78-32)



LEADING SCORERS
Forwards
Kopitar, LA - 18 points (5 G, 13 A, -2)
Hemsky, EDM - 26 points (8 G, 18 A, +2)

Defensemen
Quincey, LA - 14 points (2 G, 12 A, +5)
Souray, EDM - 20 points (8 G, 12 A, +7)



PROBABLE STARTERS
Ersberg, LA - 14 GP Record: 6-5-2 GAA 2.35 SV% .898
Garon, EDM - 9 GP Record: 4-5-0 GAA 3.24 SV% .892



TEAM STATS
GAA
LA – 2.71 (12th in NHL)
EDM – 2.96 (T-16th in NHL)

Avg. Goals
LA – 2.54 (T-24th in NHL)
EDM – 2.71 (19th in NHL)

Power Play %
LA – 16.2 (21st in NHL)
EDM – 19.6 (13th in NHL)

Penalty Kill %
LA – 82.7 (12th in NHL)
EDM – 76.2 (28th in NHL)



WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS



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Nice!
Let's hope we can get a win!

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I'm not going to watch. . .I'm going out to drink instead.

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any word on some kind of tribute or acknowledgment for Lubo tonight?

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12-05-2008, 06:42 PM
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any word on some kind of tribute or acknowledgment for Lubo tonight?
That would be cool

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any word on some kind of tribute or acknowledgment for Lubo tonight?
There should be, as well as a lengthy standing ovation when he takes the ice. Lubo deserves recognition for all the time spent with this organization and what he had accomplished with us. He signed a contract to stay a King his entire career, if it wasn't for AEG telling Dean that he had a self-imposed payroll cap Lubo would still be here. I for one, wish him the best. I actually hope he scores tonight. He deserves it after how that trade went down. But of course, I also hope Kopitar scored a hat trick and wins the game =P Lets play a good game! GO KINGS!

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After tonight the Kings won't be able to ***** about the ice quality anymore.

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A very short video tribute but nothing extensive or distracting.

I cannot believe any of you would wish him to score. Have you seen our offense lately? One goal may be enough people.

With that said, let's win this ****ing game and get back to .500.

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Gagner is apparently out with a possible concussion. Sucks for him, good for us.

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12-05-2008, 07:50 PM
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Gagner is apparently out with a possible concussion. Sucks for him, good for us.
Eh.... Gagner has been pretty brutal lately for Edmonton. Many Oiler fans have been quietly hoping he'd be a healthy scratch for a couple games.

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12-05-2008, 07:52 PM
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I cant be at the game, nor the three after that (I will be out of town), but it would nice, and fitting, for Lubo to get some appreciation from the fans. Beyond that, lets CRUSH this Oiler team and send them back to the frozen tundra from whence they come!!!

GO KINGS GO!!

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Anyone know if Frolov is sitting this game?

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Anyone know if Frolov is sitting this game?
Don't believe he is. Nothing by Hammond on it.

Just know that ERSBERG is in net and Gauthier is a game day decision.

On a separate issue, I wonder if Lubo cares at this point. Lubo never struck me as an emotional player or really passionate. He seems very matter of fact. If I were betting, I would put money that he cares little about coming back. He may say that it was a little weird to be back but you have to focus on the game, blah blah blah.

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god i hope kings win just to see the edmonton board explode.

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god i hope kings win just to see the edmonton board explode.
lol, thats the attitude I get towards the end of the season when the kings are way out of any playoff hopes. Just win for the amusement of reading the other teams' fans go crazy.

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Don't believe he is. Nothing by Hammond on it.

Just know that ERSBERG is in net
thanks zad thats good news for us

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god i hope kings win just to see the edmonton board explode.
Me too That is the best part of any Kings win. It is always the worst game they ever played and everyone is shocked and throwing around Tavares or Hedman posts. Its great

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Remember that one game... dont remember what season, but it was like Kings and Oilers had a 5 games losing streak, and it was like "whose gonna break their losing streak" but the Oilers had like 10 injured guys


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anyone with an online link to the game?

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Garon in net. Good times. Shoot high to score boys.

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Staples is looking pretty empty tonight.

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Armstrong. Jesus. Get in deep moran when you have no play, don't **** around with it.

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I like the fact they we're coming out of the gates with energy, I don't expect it to last though...

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