NHL Playoffs Game 5: Kings vs Oilers Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 25)
- LA Kings and Edmonton Oilers tied at 2-2 after four games
- Edmonton Oilers has the crucial home advantage for game five
A crucial period in the opening round series between the LA Kings and Edmonton Oilers takes place on Tuesday, as game five sees the sides clash in Edmonton. Both sides will be chasing victory to shift the momentum in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 9:30 p.m ET
- Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton
- How To Watch: NHL TV
The pressure will be on the Oilers, as game five of the series will take place at Rogers Place. It has been a tight series between these two sides to this point, as only one of the previous four clashes have been decided in regulation time. The Oilers showed their quality in the previous game in Los Angeles, as they edged to a 5-4 win after overtime.
It was a fine comeback performance by the Oilers, as they trailed 3-0 after the opening period. However, they scored three times in the second, before both teams netted once in the third. But, the Oilers scored the decisive goal in the overtime period to land success in game four.
Game four could turn out to be a golden missed opportunity for the Kings, as they could have moved 3-1 ahead if they managed to hold on to the win. Instead, they could now go 3-2 down in the series, meaning that they could exit the playoffs if they suffered defeat in game six.
The Kings started excellently in game four, as they netted three in the opening period. However, the fact that they weren’t able to hold on to that lead could yet be pivotal in this series. Still, the Kings will bring confidence into this game, as they edged out the Oilers at Rogers Place in game one of the series back on April 18.
Game four saw the momentum shift back in the favor of the Oilers. We could see them pressing home that advantage in game five on Tuesday evening, as they edge to within one more victory of reaching the next round of the playoffs.