Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) -scored in the sixth round of the shootout to lift the over the , 3-2. This was the sixth straight game that went into a shootout between these two teams at the Staples Center. Edmonton, which had won the previous five shootouts, lost in the City of Angels for the first time since October 27, 2007. had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have won two in a row. also scored for Los Angeles, which got 27 saves from .
Terry Murray picked up his 100th victory as head coach of the Kings. He is the fastest Kings coach to win 100 games. Jordan Eberle scored in the first round of the shootout to give the visitors the early edge. Each goaltender stepped up in the next round.and scored for the Oilers, who have dropped four of five. turned aside 27-of-29 shots in defeat. Edmonton's
Los Angeles' last hope was Andrew Cogliano's attempt to seal the victory. Following a scoreless first period, Hall scored a power-play goal at the 1:39 mark of the second. Hall's wrister from the left circle snuck past Quick., who beat Dubnyk with a wrister. had a chance to win it for the Oilers, but Quick stopped his wrister. The next goal didn't come until the sixth round. Stoll skated to the slot before firing a wrister. The puck squirted past Dubnyk and over the goal line. Quick turned away
The Kings used a power-play goal of their own at the 8:31 mark. Johnson, positioned at his own blue line, slid a pass toat the Edmonton blue line. Handzus used a quick touch pass to get the puck to a streaking Williams, who beat Dubnyk with a wrister.
The Oilers took the lead back at the 4:25 mark of the third. Following a right faceoff win,fired a shot on net. Jacques deflected the puck into the back of the net for a 2-1 edge. Johnson made it a 2-2 game just 20 seconds later. slid a pass to the left circle for Johnson, whose wrister beat Dubnyk. Each goaltender made three saves in overtime.
The Oilers and Kings have skated to a tight series as of late, with the franchises splitting four games in each of the past four seasons...The Kings are now 12-2-1 at home this season. That ties a club record for best home mark after 15 games (1992-93 and 1975-76 clubs were also 12-2-1 after 15 home games)...Murray is also now tied for 18th all-time among NHL coaches in wins (460).
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