NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Los Angeles |
(Monday, January 8th)
Final Score: Edmonton 2, Los Angeles 1 (OT)
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jan Hejda tallied the game-winning goal
1:14 into overtime to lift Edmonton over Los Angeles, 2-1, at the Staples
In the extra session, Ryan Smyth fed the puck from the right circle to Hejda,
who met the disk at the left side of the net and tipped it in past a sprawled-
out Mathieu Garon for the win.
Jarret Stoll also scored for the Oilers, who have won six of the last eight
against Los Angeles. Netminder Dwayne Roloson made 34 saves, including 14 in
the third period for his 17th win of the season.
"We were pretty good in the defensive zone tonight," Stoll said. "I thought
there were chances at both ends. It was a pretty exciting game."
Konstantin Pushkarev tallied the lone goal for the Kings, who had a two-game
winning streak halted. Garon stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced in the loss.
Following a scoreless first period, Edmonton lit the lamp at the 7:17 mark in
the second. Stoll took a pass from Ales Hemsky during a power play and fired a
slapper from 39-feet out for the tally.
Just 5:49 into the third, Pushkarev scored his first-career NHL goal to tie
the contest. From the blue line, Lubomir Visnovsky lifted the puck towards the
net and Pushkarev got his stick on it to redirect the disc past Roloson.
Edmonton finished 1-for-7 on the power play, while Los Angeles ended 0-
for-5...Edmonton won 60 percent of the face-offs.
01/09 01:30:22 ET