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02-11-2010, 01:45 AM
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Edmonton Oilers LA Kings game 60

OILERS (18-35-6) at KINGS (36-20-3)

Start time 8:30 Pm MST

Last 10 -- Edmonton 2-7-1; Los Angeles 9-1-0.

Season series -- This is the third of four meetings between the teams. The Kings are 2-0 against the Oilers, and most recently earned a 3-2 victory on Dec. 15 atRexall Place. Sean O'Donnell scored the game-winner with just under five minutes left in regulation.

Big story -- The only thing that could top a postseason appearance for the Kings would be to have home-ice advantage in the opening round. That still remains highly possible, as Los Angeles enters Thursday's action just four points behind the Phoenix Coyotes for the No. 4 seed. The Kings also have two games in hand.

Team Scope:

Oilers -- The nightmarish season continued for Edmonton on Wednesday night, as it suffered a 3-2 loss at Anaheim - despite scoring a pair of shorthanded goals. The Oilers haven't won on the road since a 5-3 victory at St. Louis on Dec. 11 and are 3-22-2 in their last 27 games.

"They played hard tonight and certainly deserved a better result," Edmonton coach Pat Quinn said of his group. "We had a lot of chances to score again. If we keep getting chances, maybe we'll get the confidence to start putting some in."

Kings -- Los Angeles had a nine-game winning streak snapped on Monday night when it dropped a 4-2 decision to the Ducks at the Honda Center. The win streak was a franchise record for the Kings, who haven't made the playoffs in eight years.

"It was a nice run, a very nice run," Los Angeles coach Terry Murray said. "Guys really dug in, through some very hard games, a long road trip, come from behind, a lot of playing hard for each other, a lot of perseverance through some difficult games there. To find a way to stretch the streak to nine was tremendous. We rallied in the third period, but Anaheim brought their 'A' game here today and we didn't match it."

Who's hot -- Kings forward Anze Kopitar has recorded at least one point in 13 of his last 15 games and has 10 goals in his last 15 games.

Injury report -- Oilers forward Sam Gagner (knee) will not return until after the Olympic break, while defenseman Sheldon Souray is out at least another month with a broken hand. Ryan Stone (knee) is out indefinitely. Nikolai Khabibulin (back) and Ales Hemsky (shoulder) are done for the season. … Kings forward Justin Williams is expected to miss another month with a broken ankle, while Andrei Loktionov is on injured reserve due to a dislocated shoulder.

Stat pack -- The Oilers have been held to one or fewer goals in five of their last eight games. They've scored more than twice in four of their last 27 contests.

Puck drop -- "I guess we're pretty happy with those nine wins in a row, but I know we were a little disappointed that we didn't play very well in the first two periods. We came to play in the third and we took it to them. We've just to learn from that, and learn that we have to play every period like we did in the third." -- Kings defenseman Drew Doughty after Monday's 4-2 loss at Anaheim

LA Starting Lineup

Richardson Kopitar Brown
Smyth Stoll Simmonds
Frolov Handzus Parse
Ivanans Moller Purcell

Scuderi Doughty
Johnson Drewiske
O'Donnell Greene

Ersberg



Edmonton Oilers starting Lineup

Penner Potulny Nilsson
O'Sullivan Horcoff Comrie
Brule Pouliot Pisani
Moreau Cogliano Stortini


Smid Visnovsky
Grebeshkov Strudwick
Staios Gilbert

Dubnyk


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We are due for a win!

5-2 Oilers.

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tanking isn't even fun when you have no real competition. Let's win a couple and make it interesting!!

go oilers (for 2 or 3 games) !!!

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Go Keep on tanking Oilers, no sense in chancing it.

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This is going to be one of those ugly contests ala the last Calgary game and the Phoenix one. Buckle up.

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Only 22 more losses to go after this one! Woo. What a season. . .

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Only 22 more losses to go after this one! Woo. What a season. . .

18-58-7 to finish of the year.

Yikes

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I'd like to see them start winning some games, everybody knows they're going to finish last at this point. Time to start cheering for the Oilers again, the tank job is already sealed.

Go Oilers, 4-1 over the Kings.

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I'd like to see them start winning some games, everybody knows they're going to finish last at this point. Time to start cheering for the Oilers again, the tank job is already sealed.

Go Oilers, 4-1 over the Kings.

JTS doesn't.He thinks that we are going to finish between 6th and 10th.

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In honor of Gene doing the play by play...



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I remember the morning guys talking to somebody the past week.

They talked about crosby, Stamkos, some others.

They said Hemsky was probably the laziest guy. Honestly, some guys have it in their eyes and some don't.

I don't think Hemsky has it in him to lead everybody. He's still a great player.

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I remember the morning guys talking to somebody the past week.

They talked about crosby, Stamkos, some others.

They said Hemsky was probably the laziest guy. Honestly, some guys have it in their eyes and some don't.

I don't think Hemsky has it in him to lead everybody. He's still a great player.
They said he wouldn't be the first or last guy on the ice, etc.

i can see it too. He's good, but not great

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They said he wouldn't be the first or last guy on the ice, etc.

i can see it too. He's good, but not great

The great is coming in Taylor the "Great" Hall.

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18-58-7 to finish of the year.

Yikes
They gotta break 20 wins in my opinion.

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The great is coming in Taylor the "Great" Hall.
I agree. It's not coming in anybody else.

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JTS doesn't.He thinks that we are going to finish between 6th and 10th.
yep

you would think that with all these loses we would around 15pts between us and the next team--we don't

oilers will win some games--math dictates that--teams that won earlier are losing now

Leafs are in free fall--canes soon will be

a lot can happen in twenty games

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yep

you would think that with all these loses we would around 15pts between us and the next team--we don't

oilers will win some games--math dictates that--teams that won earlier are losing now

Leafs are in free fall--canes soon will be

a lot can happen in twenty games
With 15 points between the Oilers and the last lottery pick (Florida - 57pts) we would have to pick up 15 of the remaining 34 possible points left int he season just to tie Florida. And that's assuming that Florida goes on a 22 game regulation losing streak.

I can see the Oilers winning up to 1/3 of their remaining games if some of the better teams start sitting their talent and resting their starting goalies leading up to the playoffs.

But the idea that the Panthers or Islanders manage less than 5 points for the rest of the season seems very unlikely.

This team is terrible. I would be impressed if the Oilers managed to end the season with 60 pts.

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yep

you would think that with all these loses we would around 15pts between us and the next team--we don't

oilers will win some games--math dictates that--teams that won earlier are losing now

Leafs are in free fall--canes soon will be

a lot can happen in twenty games
JTS,

I don't really believe that you really think the Oilers will be out of the bottom five at the end of it all, but just in case, the math is definitely not on your side...

The Oilers would have to consdier it a massive victory if they could get 20 more points at the end of this mess. That leaves them with 62 pts.

The Canes would only need to go 5-16-2 and they finish ahead of the Oilers. They are 7-3 in their last ten and even without Ward, should have little trouble getting 12 points as they have a pretty soft schedule in March and April.

The Buds would need to go 7-15 to finish ahead of the Oilers. They have not won much lately but are actually playing quite well. The attitude around the team is up-beat and they are playing a high tempo game. Like Caroilna, they have a much softer schedule that the Oilers.

There is virtually no chance the Islanders or Florida end up with less than 63 points, as each would pretty much have to lose out the string. (Islanders 3-17-2, Florida 2-20-2).

But realistically, 13-16 points would be not so bad for the Oilers, given injuries and their schedule. At the low end, its all but done right now, at the high end there is liklely less than a 5% chance they don't finish in the bottom two.

Right now if I had to lay odds I would say that even being conservative

Last ----- 90%+
Bottom 2----96%+
Bottom 3 ---99.99%+
Finish 3 and get bumped in the Lottery---Shoot me now!

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We are due for a win!

5-2 Oilers.

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I can't believe there are still 22 games left in the Oilers season...there should be a mercy rule. I can't wait for the draft.

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Let's not forget that we will likely be moving some players out. Comrie, Moreau, Staios, Pisani and Souray could all be gone by the deadline (we hope). Who really thinks that Reddox, Chorney, Plante, McDonald and O'Marra make this team better?

The awful Islanders finished last season with 61 pts.

2007-2008, Tampa and L.A. were worst with 71 pts.

2006-2007, Philadelphia had 56 pts.

2005-2006, St.Louis had 57 pts.

We are at least better than the 1999-2000 Atlanta Thrashers, who had 39 points.

The 2000-2001 edition of the Islanders had 52. The following summer they dealt their first round pick (Spezza) along with Chara and Bill Muckalt for Alexei Yashin. Atlanta won the lottery that season and drafted Kovalchuk.

Can you say trading a top 3 pick is a terrible idea?

The Oilers have 42 pts...dear sweet God this is one terrible team. We are going to have the worst point total of the shoot-out era. No team has "earned" a no.1-2 pick this much in a long time.

The worst draft year in a long time? 2005 draft when Crosby went no.1. Bobby Ryan went no.2 and he looks like a standard 30-40 goal scorer with size.

The turning of the tide has finally come.


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yep

you would think that with all these loses we would around 15pts between us and the next team--we don't

oilers will win some games--math dictates that--teams that won earlier are losing now

Leafs are in free fall--canes soon will be

a lot can happen in twenty games
JTS, we're not finishing where you've been saying for the past month. We're a bottom-2 team, at worse a bottom-3.

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The awful Islanders finished last season with 61 pts.

2007-2008, Tampa and L.A. were worst with 71 pts.

2006-2007, Philadelphia had 56 pts.

2005-2006, St.Louis had 57 pts.

We are at least better than the 1999-2000 Atlanta Thrashers, who had 39 points.

The 2000-2001 edition of the Islanders had 52. The following summer they dealt their first round pick (Spezza) along with Chara and Bill Muckalt for Alexei Yashin. Atlanta won the lottery that season and drafted Kovalchuk.

Can you say trading a top 3 pick is a terrible idea?

The Oilers have 42 pts...dear sweet God this is one terrible team. We are going to have the worst point total of the shoot-out era. No team has "earned" a no.1-2 pick this much in a long time.

The worst draft year in a long time? 2005 draft when Crosby went no.1. Bobby Ryan went no.2 and he looks like a standard 30-40 goal scorer with size.

The turning of the tide has finally come.
So awful. Making it more awful was their consolation prize.

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So awful. Making it more awful was their consolation prize.
Not so. The Thrasher drafted Patrik Stefan before they ever played a game.

Their prize for the terrible 1999-2000 season...Dany Heatley.

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