TRH GAMEDAY 77 – EDMONTON OILERS – Home Again

After a grueling five-game roadtrip, the LA Kings finally return home and get a bit of a break in their schedule as tonight they face the lowly Edmonton Oilers.

And, once again, if the Kings manage to win, they’ll leapfrog past the Winnipeg Jets into a playoff spot.

NHL Wild Card Standings 4.2.2015

With a game in hand, the Kings actually have a better chance of making the playoffs than the Jets, according to Sports Club Stats.

Western Conference Playoff Odds 4.2.2015

Picking up two points shouldn’t be too big of a problem against the Oilers, right?

Never mind that the Oilers handed the Kings one of their worst losses of the season. Or that the Oilers are 5-2-1 in their last eight games. Or that the Kings have only scored three goals in their last four games at home. That’s all irrelevant and good things are about to happen!

Yeah, but…

Oh come on.

FINALLY some good news!

You’ve done it again, Dean Lombardi!

Quick recap: A Concussed Jarret Stoll may be a better option than a completely healthy Mike Richards, and the team’s biggest trade deadline acquisition may not play again this year, but at least Tanner Pearson is re-signed!

Now, when can we get his scoring prowess back in this goal-starved lineup?

This season is the worst.

 

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