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Game Day #81: Kings @ Oilers Preview

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Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers (Rexall Place)

Time: 6:30 PM

TV: TSN, Fox Sports West

Enemy reading: Copper & Blue

Oilers (projected) lineup:

Hall-Nugent-Hopkins-Eberle
Smyth-Gagner-Perron
Pitlick-Lander-Pinizzotto
Hendricks-Acton-Larsen

Marincin-Petry
Klefbom-Schultz
Fraser-Belov

Fasth

Injured: Jesse Joensuu, Nail Yakupov, Ryan Jones, Andrew Ference, Luke Gazdic, Boyd Gordon; Scratched: n/a

Kings (projected) lineup:

Gaborik-Kopitar-Williams
King-Carter-Toffoli
Pearson-Stoll-Brown
Clifford-Richards-Lewis

Muzzin-Voynov
Mitchell-Martinez
Campbell-Greene

MARTIN JONES MARTIN JONES

Injured: Drew Doughty, Robyn Regehr?; Scratched: Jordan Nolan?

Game Notes:

  • Somewhere along the way, I missed a game and so I thought this was game 80 but it is not. I know! I am as disappointed in myself as you are. I am now going to proceed to put absolutely no effort into the following preview.
  • In a shocking turn of events, I care even less about this game against the Oilers than I cared about the two previous games against the Flames and the Canucks. (Sorry, Jordan Eberle. You are still my personal hero.)
  • Uhh.
  • The Edmonton Oilers are a "professional hockey team", I believe? Many of their "hockey players" are injured. The rest of them are "not good" at hockey.
  • My friend is sitting beside me on my couch, shouting "LOOK AT YOUR FOURTH LINE COMPARED TO THEIR FIRST LINE." I think that is pretty much all that needs to be said. (Sorry again, Jordan Eberle.)
  • Let's all take a moment to laugh at Manhattan Beach refugee Ryan Smyth.
  • ~Fun With Numbers~ from Extra Skater. The Oilers are really bad. They should trade Nail Yakupov to the Kings for Kyle Clifford and a third round pick. That only seems fair.
  • Prediction: Kings win.
  • WHAT. EVER.