NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Edmonton|
(Sunday, January 15th)
Final Score: Edmonton 2, Los Angeles 1 (OT)
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Taylor Hall's power-play goal 3:06 into
overtime lifted the Edmonton Oilers over the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1.
Josh Green scored in regulation for the Oilers, who snapped a five-game skid.
Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves.
Justin Williams lit the lamp for the Kings, who had won six straight at
Edmonton. Jonathan Quick made 31 saves in defeat.
Williams was sent to the penalty box for high sticking at the 2:45 mark of
overtime. The Oilers capitalized on the power play quickly.
Ales Hemsky's slapper from the top of the left circle was stopped by Quick.
Shawn Horcoff then gathered the rebound in front and made a backhanded pass to
Hall, who put the puck into the back of the net.
"[Shawn and myself] have been working on that little play, where if there's
any loose stuff around the net I just kind of creep around the side and look
for an open net," Hall said.
The Oilers drew first blood at the 11:21 mark of the first period. Jeff
Petry's shot from the left point was deflected in by Green.
Williams tied the game at the 6:22 mark of the third stanza. Slava Voynov's
shot from the point was tipped in by Williams.
"I thought Edmonton played a good game, but we've got to face facts.
Everything they got was off our mistakes, which were plentiful, to say the
least in the first and second periods," Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi said.
The Kings swept their four-game series with the Oilers last year, but were
dealt a 3-0 home setback in the first meeting this season on November
3...Edmonton center Eric Belanger (leg) missed the game...The Oilers went
1-1-1 on a three-game homestand...Green's goal was his first since 2007.
01/15 23:14:46 ET