Who’s in LA, has 2 thumbs and is excited about seeing the Oilers play? Not this guy, but the Oilers have been tweeting incessantly about Kevin Smith lately. Maybe we’ll see Mean Gene get the Silent Bob treatment.
The kid line, aka diaper snipers, are pretty excited about being in LA too. Sounds like they don’t get much time to travel in junior. Hopefully they act like they own the place instead of appearing to be lost tourists. This is the first of 4 against the Kings this season, and yet another team that swept the series last season. I predict a lot less of that this year, but the Kings will be a solid test for the upstart Oilers that have so far this year turned things around pretty much 360. This will also be Ryan Smyth’s first visit back to LA since the trade and another King has been recalled. Teubert will draw in tonight as Plante has been re-assigned to OKC(Thanks Shauna!).
The Oilers play of late need not be described here, but as you know, it’s been great. We’re pulling the Ravens so far with solid defence winning us games. Our goal tending has been stellar and our D-Corp has been representing even with Whitney down and Barker in and out. I had no idea we had a little depth on D, but Potter has been a big part of that along with solid play by Smid.
The Kings are coming off a couple of losses and get some home cooking for the next little while playing their next 6 of 7 in LA. Hall’s nemesis Doughty is back in the line up, so that will be one of the match ups to watch tonight. Quick vs. the Oil Offence will be another match up. He’s had 3 shutouts already and the Oilers will have to work hard to best him.
Both teams have been winning on defence with offence looking for a little more output. Regardless, I’m still expecting a high flying affair tonight.
Khabibulin gets the start tonight and both Barker and Teubert took the morning skate today. Will post lines when I hear something official.
OILERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Hall – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Smyth – Horcoff – Jones
Paajarvi – Belanger – Gagner
Eager – Lander – Petrell
Smid – Gilbert
Petry – Potter
Teubert – Peckham
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