3. Power Play
The power plays are going to impact the Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings.
The Los Angeles Kings have a top-five power play. They clicked at 25.3 percent, which was the fourth-best mark in the NHL. Scoring a power play goal one out of every four tries is outstanding in this league and is something for people to watch for in this series.
The Edmonton Oilers also only killed penalties at 77.0 percent, which isn’t all that good as it was only the 20th-best in the league. You’d think that the Kings score some power-play goals in this series, which is notable coming in.
That said, the Edmonton Oilers are laughing. They had the number one power play in the league this year as they clicked at 32.4 percent. That is one of the best marks in the history of the league for a season. The second place Toronto Maple Leafs clicked at 26.0 percent, so the gap was large.
Los Angeles also had a bad penalty kill as their 75.8 percent was only good for 24th in the league. It will be interesting to see how this fact impacts the series as the Oilers are going to score loads of goals with the man advantage. Clearly, special teams could decide the series.