Edmonton Oilers Vs Los Angeles Kings- Game 4 Pre-Game

Edmonton Oilers celebrate goal. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Edmonton Oilers look to keep the good times rolling, after a 8-2 win, tonight as they take on the Los Angeles Kings in game 4 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

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The Edmonton Oilers are coming off another commanding victory against the Los Angeles Kings. It has now been back to back games where they have won by six goals. In game 3 they won 8-2.

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The Oilers have a chance tonight to take a strangle hold on this series by going up 3-1. This is a game I think the Edmonton Oilers must win. Being up 2 games is a lot more comforting for the played and fans than being tied.

If the Kings win tonight to tie the series I worry that doubt will start to sink into some of players minds. Playoffs can be like that, now game your are on cloud nine the next you’re in the dumpster wondering if it will all be okay.

Keep the Momentum Going

Momentum is one of the biggest factors in the NHL Playoffs. Right now the Edmonton Oilers have the series momentum. After winning the last two games by a total of 14-2.

The Oilers woke up today looking forward to this game, as right now there is no reason to think they won’t be able to score that many goals again. On the other side the Los Angeles Kings will be hoping they can find a way to stop the bleeding.

Momentum in game is also important. Game 3 is a good example of that.  The Oilers had all the momentum early scoring 5 unanswered. Then the Kings got it back by scoring 2 at the end of the second period. If the Kings score the next goal it is only a 2 goal game.

The good news is the Edmonton Oilers were able to get the momentum by scoring the next goal. That gave them back control of the game and they added another 2 after that.


The goaltending in this series has been something interesting to watch. In game 1 Los Angeles Kings  goalie Jonathan Quick played a stellar game. While Mike Smith in game 1 was average and had the give away that lead to the game winner.

Since that point though Quick hasn’t been very good. He allowed 6 goals in game 2 and 4 in game 3. You aren’t giving your team a chance to win if you are allowing that many goals in a game.

Cal Petersen, who came in to replace Quick in game 3 didn’t do any better. He also let in 4 goals. In game 3 Quick and Petersen had a save percentage of .765% and .800% respectively. Compare that to Quicks .923% in game 1.

Mike Smith for the Edmonton Oilers on the other hand has been way better since game 1. His save percentage in game 1 was .886%. He followed that up with a shutout in game 2 and a .957% in game 3.

The Oilers have getting much better goaltending as of late and it is showing up on the score board.

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Playoff Game #3

Date: 5/05/2022

Opponent: Los Angeles Kings

Location: Crypton.com Arena

Time: 8:00 PM

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Betting Odds: WynnBET

The Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings betting odds on WynnBET have Kings as +1.5 point underdogs tonight, while the Oilers are the favorites at -1.5. Edmonton is also favored with a Moneyline odd of -160 on the night while Los Angeles is sitting at +140. Tonight’s game is expected to be high-scoring with an over/under of 6.5 goals on the night.

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