Kings 3, Oilers 1 – Sit Back, Ryan Smyth Will Be Your Pilot Tonight


A pair of goals for former Oiler Ryan Smyth and one more in the L column for the Edmonton Oilers as the Kings are victorious, three notches to one.

Let’s dive right in.

Does anyone else miss Ryan Smyth?

Alright, is there anyone who doesn’t miss Ryan Smyth?

Ryan Smyth was driving the sleigh in last night’s 3-1 defeat versus the Kings.  Smyth was only responsible for two of the LA’s goals, so let’s not make this post all about the team hasn’t seen the playoffs since Smyth was wearing Oiler colours.

I mean, there’s upsides to everything.  Like, you know…our penalty kill.

Wait, no.  Like, our goaltending.  Wait, wait, wait, I got it.

Did we already say penalty kill?

Wait.  Hang on, I got it.

The Oilers opened the game up on a positive note – controlling the play, getting some quality shots (Oilers outshot LA by a 33-26 margin), and Magnus Paajarvi had himself one of those new fangled powerplay goals that you see other teams scoring so much about. Problem about Paajarvi’s goal is that the Oilers were able to take a penalty and allow the goal above this paragraph all in the next twenty-four seconds.  More specifically, the Oilers allowed that powerplay just five seconds after the faceoff after the penalty.

And…the rest is history.  Nikolai Khabibulin is now twelve straight without a win, the penalty kill got lit up twice…Kings goaltender Jon Quick collected his 23rd victory on the season.  Both Ryan Smyth goals were from point shots by Drew Doughty.  Scallions go pretty good on most anything savoury.

THE BEAT GOES ON

The Oilers begin a three game road trip tomorrow as they visit the St. Louis Blues.  Game time is 6 PM.  Get your favourite cordial ready.

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