Saturday, February 14, 2009

Time to rule the Kings

With a 2-0 loss to the Calgary Flames Thursday night, the Los Angeles Kings will not be a team that will roll over twice at home this afternoon.

Jarret Stoll’s Kings are also three points behind the Oilers and the Oilers are one point away from Minnesota and Columbus for that last playoff spot.

The Oilers are also without Denis Grebeshkov who was injured at Wednesday night’s tilt against Montreal. Theo Peckham will take his place.

With a 7-2 win at home, the Oilers can’t get back to playing inconsistent hockey on the road — they can’t afford to anymore.

That will depend on their powerplay that improved considerably against Montreal thanks to Shawn Horcoff owning the faceoff circle.

Dwayne Roloson is going to start between the pipes for the 11th straight game, while Jonathan Quick, who as been strong in his last 18 games, will get the nod for the Kings.

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