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NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Edmonton



(Saturday, January 27th)

Final Score: Edmonton 4, Los Angeles 3

Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Ryan Smyth factored in all Edmonton scores with two goals and two assists to help the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Rexall Place.

Ales Hemsky had a goal and three assists while Shawn Horcoff donated a goal and two assists in the win for the Oilers, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Jussi Markkanen made 32 saves in the win.

Michael Cammalleri, Patrick O'Sullivan and Brian Willsie each scored a goal for the Kings, who have dropped eight of their last nine contests.

Sean Burke, appearing in his 800th career game, stopped 27 shots in the loss.

Edmonton was trailing, 3-2, heading into the final stanza, but Horcoff tied the game when his backhand shot from the slot just squeezed between the left pad of Burke and the right post 67 seconds in.

The Oilers grabbed the lead for good when Steve Staios blasted a shot from the right point that Burke saved, but Smyth was right on the doorstep to knock in the rebound with 12:02 to play.

Los Angeles pulled Burke in the final minute of the game, but was unable to even the score.

The Oilers grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period when Smyth grabbed the loose puck on a broken play and flicked a wrist shot from the left circle into the left corner of the net just 2:48 in.

The Kings, though, tied the game with just 27.9 seconds left in the first when Cammalleri took a pass from Mattias Norstrom and from the high slot unleashed a blast that beat Markkanen over the glove.

Edmonton regained the lead just 49 seconds into the second period when Hemsky jumped on a loose puck at the low right side of the net and snapped a wrister over the glove of Burke.

LA tied the game with 8:55 left in the second period when O'Sullivan banged in a rebound under the left pad of Markkanen for his third goal of the season.

The Kings took their first lead of the game when Willsie caused a turnover at the blueline, skated the length of the ice and from the left circle beat Markkanen with a slap shot over the glove with just 6:43 left in the second.

Game Notes

LA travels to Calgary for a contest on Tuesday...Edmonton hosts Vancouver on Wednesday...LA went 1-for-5 on the power play while Edmonton was held off the board in its two attempts...Smyth leads the Oilers with 41 points, including 25 goals.

01/28 00:54:11 ET

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