The Los Angeles Kings take on the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place tonight for Game 5 of their first-round series. Here are the projected/expected lineups, sourced from staff writers, independent correspondents, and others.

Related: 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Hub


Western Conference First Round, Game 5

10 p.m. ET; CBC, TVAS, SN, SN1, ESPN, BSW

Edmonton leads best-of-7 series 3-1

Kings projected lineup

Quinton Byfield — Anze Kopitar — Adrian Kempe

Trevor Moore — Phillip Danault — Viktor Arvidsson

Kevin Fiala — Blake Lizotte — Trevor Lewis

Carl Grundstrom — Pierre-Luc Dubios — Alex Laferriere

Mikey Anderson — Drew Doughty

Vladislav Gavrikov — Matt Roy

Andreas Englund — Jordan Spence

David Rittich

Cam Talbot

Scratched: Arthur Kaliyev, Jacob Moverare

Injured: None

Status Report

  • Each team held an optional morning skate Wednesday.
  • Kings interim coach Jim Hiller wasn’t tipping his hat on potential line changes ahead of puck drop, saying: “You’ll have to wait and see.” 

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Oilers projected lineup

Adam Henrique — Connor McDavid — Zach Hyman

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — Leon Draisaitl — Evander Kane

Dylan Holloway — Ryan McLeod — Corey Perry

Warren Foegele — Derek Ryan — Mattias Janmark

Mattias Ekholm — Evan Bouchard

Darnell Nurse — Cody Ceci

Brett Kulak — Vincent Desharnais

Stuart Skinner

Calvin Pickard

Scratched: Philip Broberg, Connor Brown, Jack Campbell, Sam Carrick, Ryan Fanti, Sam Gagner, Troy Stecher

Injured: None

Status report

  • Holloway moves up to the third line and Foegele drops down to the fourth for the Oilers.

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