Going dark: Oilers take the ice without lights at pre-game skate in L.A.


LOS ANGELES – The Edmonton Oilers were in the dark to when they hit the rink on Friday morning — literally.

The team took the ice at Crypto.com Arena a few minutes before their scheduled pre-game skate and took the first few laps in partial darkness before stadium staff turned on the big lights and brought out nets.

Crypto.com Arena is home to the L.A. Kings, who Edmonton will face in Game 3 of a first-round playoff series later on Friday.

The Oilers weren’t particularly troubled by the delay and proceeded to have a full skate once the lights were on and nets were installed.

Winger Zack Kassian said the Kings can do whatever they want in their arena.

The best-of-seven series between the Oilers and Kings is currently tied at 1-1.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2022.

Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian (44), Ryan McLeod (71), Evan Bouchard (75) and Warren Foegele (37) celebrate a goal against Los Angeles Kings during second period NHL playoff action in Edmonton on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.


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