April 2, 2012 5:45 pm

Scouting the Oilers

This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Kings and the Edmonton Oilers. It follows the Oilers’ 3-0 win in Los Angeles on Nov. 3, the Oilers’ 2-1 shootout win in Edmonton on Jan. 15 and the Kings’ 4-1 win in Edmonton last Friday. These won’t be quite the same Oilers, at least on defense, as Jeff Petry, Corey Potter and Ladislav Smid are out with injuries. Ales Hemsky is considered a game-time decision. And, unlike three days ago, the Kings will face Devan Dubnyk in goal, not Nikolai Khabibulin. Dubnyk made 32 saves last night in a 2-1 win over Anaheim, and Dubnyk stopped 20 of 21 shots against the Kings in the Jan. 15 game. The Oilers have a 5-0-1 in their last six road games. For the latest on the Oilers, check out the coverage from the Edmonton Journal and the Edmonton Sun, followed by the possible lineups for the Kings and the Oilers…

Edmonton Journal’s Oilers coverage

Edmonton Sun’s Oilers coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Brad Richardson-Anze Kopitar-Dustin Brown
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Justin Williams
Dustin Penner-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Colin Fraser-Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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OILERS LINEUP
Teemu Hartikainen-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Jordan Eberle
Sam Gagner-Eric Belanger-Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth-Shawn Horcoff-Ryan Jones
Darcy Hordichuk-Chris VandeVelde-Ben Eager

Ryan Whitney-Nick Shultz
Andy Sutton-Cam Barker
Colten Teubert-Bryan Rodney

Devan Dubnyk
Nikolai Khabibulin

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