NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Thursday, January 26th
(All times eastern)
Edmonton Oilers (26-18-6) at Los Angeles Kings (30-19-3), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Edmonton Oilers aim for their first winning streak in
over a month, as they visit the Los Angeles Kings tonight at the Staples
The Oilers picked up a win Wednesday night in Anaheim. Chris Pronger scored
two goals and added an assist to boost Edmonton over the Mighty Ducks, 6-3, at
Ales Hemsky registered a goal and an assist and Steve Staios and Marc-Andre
Bergeron notched a goal apiece for the Oilers, who snapped a two-game skid.
Jussi Markkanen made 19 saves for Edmonton, which hasn't won consecutive tests
since a five-game winning streak from December 15-23.
The Oilers, who are 15-8-4 as the visiting team this season, are playing the
middle portion of a three-game road trip tonight.
The Kings are coming off Tuesday's loss in San Jose. Patrick Marleau recorded
two goals and an assist while Evgeni Nabokov stopped all but one of the 16
shots he faced, as the Sharks defeated Los Angeles, 4-1, at the Shark Tank.
Joe Corvo tallied the lone goal for the Kings, who have dropped four of their
last five road games. Jason LaBarbera allowed three goals on 29 shots in the
Tonight marks the opener of a two-game homestand for the Kings, who are 17-7-1
as the host this season. LA will also host crosstown rival Anaheim on Saturday
The Kings and Oilers have split a pair of meetings this season with each team
winning one at home. Edmonton has won three of four and six of the last nine
matchups. The Oilers have also won in three of their last five trips to Los
01/26 10:23:28 ET