Five Things You May Not Know: Kings at Oilers Edition

Yakupov OilersA little more than two decades ago, a trip through Calgary and Edmonton was about as brutal of a roadie a hockey team could endure. Not only because of the weather, but more for what took place on the ice. In more recent times, it has become the California trip – running through San Jose, Los Angeles, and Anaheim – that many players now refer to as the new Murders’ Row.

For the Kings, anything short of a win tonight will make the trek through Alberta simply embarrassing. They’ve already dropped a pair of games to the Flames recently and losing to the Oilers should not sit well for the defending Stanley Cup Champions.

Per the norm, below are five notes that should help you sound smart while watching all the action with a friend or loved one… or even at a sports bar talking to strangers…

Five Things You May Not Have Known about Edmonton Oilers:

1. The Oilers minus-49 goal differential is the worst in the league.

2. Edmonton has lost all 15 games when trailing after the opening 20 minutes (0-12-3).

3. Goalies Viktor Fasth and Ben Scrivens did not make it out of the first period in each of their previous starts. Scrivens was pulled after five minutes in his December 23 starts versus the Coyotes when he gave up two goals on three shots. Fasth got the hook last Saturday versus Calgary after giving up three goals on six shots less than nine minutes into the opening period.

4. Things may be going from bad to worse. The Oilers have been torched for 18 goals against in their last four games.

5. With a team full of young offensive weapons, the goals just aren’t coming. Edmonton has scored two goals or fewer in 10 of their 12 games played thus far in December.

What might happen on the ice, you ask? Be sure to click here to see the latest predictions in our Puck Probability series – where we are joined by former NHL player turned Edmonton sports radio host, Jason Strudwick.

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