Edmonton (19-18-4) at Los Angeles (16-22-5) 10:30 pm EST
LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Lubomir Visnovsky and the Los Angeles
Kings certainly have been protecting their home ice of late.
The Kings aim for their fourth consecutive home victory Monday
when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers.
Since losing five of six games here from December 2-19, Los
Angeles has reeled off three straight home contests to improve
to 11-9-5 at Staples Center this season.
Visnovsky scored two goals and four points over that stretch and
has five tallies and four assists in his last six games,
leading the Kings to a 4-2-0 record in that span. The
blue-liner has 13 goals and 22 assists in 41 games this season.
The Oilers have lost two straight tough games and eight of their
last 10 overall, which included a 7-4 home loss to the Kings on
December 28. Their latest defeat came Saturday against
Vancouver, which rallied for a 3-2 overtime triumph.