|55||EDMONTON||+160||Ov 5,-135||+160||Ov 5,-135|
|56||LOS ANGELES||-180||Un 5,+115||-180||Un 5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-12-0||-1.8||8-12||-1.8||8-11||2.6||24.9||2.7||33.6|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.2||4-1||+3.2||2-3||4.4||26.2||2.2||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||37||99||38||29||28||4||6||1002||9.9%||134||31||23.1%||172|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||20||52||22||15||13||2||2||498||10.4%||71||15||21.1%||92|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||22||10||5||7||0||1||131||16.8%||14||4||28.6%||37|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||102||27||33||35||7||6||1205||8.5%||134||21||15.7%||173|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||55||13||22||17||3||4||672||8.2%||73||12||16.4%||94|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||5||2||4||0||0||136||8.1%||12||1||8.3%||18|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|YANN DANIS (Road Games)||2||1||45||38||84.4%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||30||28||872||804||92.2%||2||13-15||-1.1||13-15-0||-1||10-13|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)||16||15||490||455||92.9%||1||7-8||+0.3||7-8-0||0||7-7|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||87||84||96.6%||1||3-0||+3.2||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||9||8||271||250||92.3%||1||3-5||-1||3-5-0||-1||1-6|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Road Games)||4||4||135||126||93.3%||1||1-3||-1.1||1-3-0||-1||0-4|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||106||90.6%||1||2-2||+0.9||2-2-0||+1||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13-5-0||+4.9||13-5||+4.9||7-8||3.1||25.3||1.9||22.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.4||3-2||+0.4||2-3||2.8||33.0||2.2||23.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||37||107||26||40||40||1||5||1098||9.7%||128||24||18.7%||182|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||18||56||16||17||22||1||3||455||12.3%||61||12||19.7%||96|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||5||5||4||0||1||165||8.5%||12||2||16.7%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||91||29||31||28||3||5||904||10.1%||132||24||18.2%||153|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||34||12||9||12||1||2||401||8.5%||57||7||12.3%||56|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||2||4||4||1||1||119||9.2%||13||3||23.1%||19|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||12||10||259||240||92.7%||1||10-0||+10.4||10-0-0||+10||3-5|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Home Games)||7||7||160||150||93.7%||1||7-0||+7||7-0-0||+7||3-3|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||96||94.1%||1||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-2|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||28||27||642||575||89.6%||2||11-16||-9.5||11-16-0||-9||13-10|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Home Games)||12||11||240||218||90.8%||1||6-5||-2.2||6-5-0||-3||4-5|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||94||88.7%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: EDMONTON 3.08, LOS ANGELES 3.15|
|3/10/2013||at CHICAGO||6-5||W||0, +180||W||5 ov||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLORADO||4-0||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/15/2013||DETROIT||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||P|
|3/17/2013||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|3/20/2013||SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||ST LOUIS||0-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/25/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||P|
|3/26/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-0||W||0, +190||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/28/2013||COLUMBUS||6-4||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||VANCOUVER||4-0||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||U|
|4/1/2013||CALGARY||4-1||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/3/2013||at CALGARY||8-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/4/2013||at VANCOUVER||0-4||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||U|
|4/6/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|4/8/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/11/2013||CALGARY||3-1||W||0, -205||W||5 ov||U|
|3/12/2013||at PHOENIX||2-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||at SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5 ev||O|
|3/16/2013||SAN JOSE||5-2||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||PHOENIX||4-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||PHOENIX||3-2||W||0, -185||W||5 ov||P|
|3/21/2013||DALLAS||0-2||L||0, -215||L||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2013||VANCOUVER||0-1||L||0, -155||L||5 ev||U|
|3/25/2013||at CHICAGO||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/28/2013||at ST LOUIS||4-2||W||0, +100||W||5 un||O|
|3/30/2013||at MINNESOTA||3-4||L||0, -125||L||5 ev||O|
|3/31/2013||at DALLAS||3-2||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/2/2013||at PHOENIX||1-3||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||MINNESOTA||3-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|4/7/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|4/9/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|4/16/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
LAST SEASON: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
|LOS ANGELES: |
LAST SEASON: 40-27-15, 95 points. Won Stanley Cup.
COACH: Darryl Sutter, 2nd season with Kings, 25-13-11; 12th overall, 434-333-142 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Anthony Stewart.
LOST: RW Kevin Westgarth.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Anze Kopitar. The Kings' leading scorer in five straight seasons injured his knee in Sweden shortly before the lockout ended. He's not expected to opening day, and if his injury lingers, Los Angeles' offense will be compromised.
OUTLOOK: With Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown and every significant player returning from the first championship team in franchise history, the Stanley Cup holders believe their continuity in a short season gives them a strong chance at a repeat.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (EDMONTON-LOS ANGELES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(EDITS grafs 3 and 4)
*Oilers-Kings Preview* ======================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Edmonton (16-14-7) at Los Angeles (21-13-3), 4:00 p.m. EDT
Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter said he's going to need Jonathan Quick and backup Jonathan Bernier to both perform well down the stretch.
More strong contributions from new defenseman Robyn Regehr couldn't hurt, either.
Surging Los Angeles looks to continue its push for fourth place in the Western Conference on Saturday while the visiting Edmonton Oilers look to rebound from their first defeat in six games.
The Kings (21-13-3) probably won't catch Anaheim for the Pacific Division title and a top-three spot in the West, but they're locked in a tight battle with San Jose and Minnesota for the fourth spot and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Quick is still No. 1, but Bernier is making a strong bid for more playing time, going 9-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average in 10 starts with 23 saves in a 3-0 win over Minnesota on Thursday.
"No, we're still in the heavy lifting schedule part of it and we need them both," Sutter said when asked if he's going to change his goaltending rotation. "I think it's shown that when one's fresh - it doesn't matter which one it is - that they're both capable guys."
The Kings knew that about Regehr - he was with Calgary for 11 seasons before going to Buffalo in 2011 and was acquired from the Sabres on Monday - but now, they're seeing those skills from another perspective. The veteran defenseman blocked two shots on Thursday, recorded a game-high six hits and assisted on Justin Williams' second goal.
"He's a hard-nosed defenseman, he's hard to , and he's not going to give an inch to anyone on the opposite team," said Williams, who will try to extend his career-high goal-scoring streak to six games.
The Oilers (16-14-7) will now have to deal with Regehr - and either Quick or Bernier - after falling out of the top eight in the West with Thursday's 4-0 loss to Vancouver. Edmonton had 25 goals in its previous five contests, including its highest-scoring game of the season a night earlier to open its four-game trip, an 8-2 win over Calgary.
"Just couldn't get our power play going (0 for 4) - just all kinds of signals of a lack of energy," said coach Ralph Krueger, whose team is among the NHL leaders with the man advantage at 23.1 percent. "... They gave us no space and room."
That might be a good approach against former No. 1 overall picks Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Hall has a team-best 14 points over the last six games, while Nugent-Hopkins has 10.
They've combined for three assists as these teams split two matchups in Edmonton earlier this season, a 2-1 Oilers win in overtime on Jan. 24 and a 3-1 Los Angeles victory on Feb. 19.
Edmonton's Sam Gagner scored goals in both contests after failing to net any in his first 16 games versus Los Angeles.
Williams has no points in the season series, while teammate Jeff Carter - the team leader with 21 goals - has half of the Kings' scores.
Devan Dubnyk, a winner of four consecutive starts, could be in net after Nikolai Khabibulin got the nod Thursday. Dubnyk, who stopped 30 shots on Jan. 24, has dropped three straight in Los Angeles after getting beat by Dwight King and Slava Voynov in the Oilers' last visit, a 2-0 loss April 2, 2012.
Quick made 19 saves in that game for his only shutout versus Edmonton.
The 2012 Conn Smythe winner has been in net both times against the Oilers this season, helping Los Angeles improve to 11-1-6 in the last 18 meetings.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 4:17:15 PM EST|