Edmonton (27-23-4) at Los Angeles (24-22-7) 4:00 p.m. EST
LOS ANGELES (Ticker) — The Los Angeles Kings were unable to
carry the momentum of a successful road trip home with them in
their last contest.
A recent power outage has plagued the Kings at Staples Center of
late, a problem they hope to solve when the Edmonton Oilers
visit on Saturday.
Following a 4-1-0 road trip, Los Angeles returned home Thursday,
only to be shut out for the eighth time this season – sixth at
home – in a 2-0 loss to Calgary.
Rookie Jonathan Quick continued his stellar play since being
called up from Manchester (AHL), allowing one goal on 19 shots
to snap his personal four-game winning streak.
Los Angeles, which is 3-6-2 in its last 11 home games while
boasting an 8-2-1 mark in its last 11 road contests, is
currently four points out of eighth place in the crowded Western
Edmonton finds itself one point behind Columbus and Minnesota,
which are tied with 59 points, after a 7-2 beatdown of Montreal
After averaging two goals a game in their previous seven games,
seven different players scored as the Oilers tallied three times
on the power play to match their season-high for man–advantage
goals in a game.
Shawn Horcoff returned to action after missing a pair of games
with a lower body injury, registering a pair of assists.