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Wednesday, November 26th (All times eastern)

Los Angeles Kings (8-9-3) at Edmonton Oilers (9-9-2), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Kings' first game in Alberta wasn't one the club would like to remember. They hope for better luck tonight, as they head north to take on the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.

The Kings have played an NHL-low six road games this year, including a test last night in Calgary. Los Angeles, though, left town on the wrong end of a 6-2 finish and has scored just 14 goals on the road this season.

Former Oiler Jarret Stoll leads the Kings with four road goals this year, but he did not light the lamp last night. Stoll, who has six goals and four assists this season, will be playing against his old club tonight for the first time since he was traded to Los Angeles on June 29 in a deal that sent Lubomir Visnovsky to the Oilers.

Stoll, who eventually signed a four-year deal with Los Angeles after being traded, was drafted by Edmonton in the second round of the 2002 draft and played five seasons with them. He posted 59 goals and 106 assists in 286 games with the Oilers.

Alex Frolov and Anze Kopitar scored in Tuesday's setback for the Kings, who are 1-3-1 following a four-game win streak. Erik Ersberg allowed four goals on 18 shots before he was pulled in the second period. Jason LaBarbera finished with 15 saves in relief.

The Kings fell to 2-4-0 on the road with the loss, but return home to face Chicago on Saturday.

The Oilers have lost four of their last five, but come into tonight's game well rested, unlike Los Angeles. Edmonton hasn't played since a 4-3 loss on Thursday to Detroit that saw Visnovsky picked up his fourth goal and 12th point of the season.

Andrew Cogliano and Sheldon Souray also scored in defeat, while Ales Hemsky picked up his NHL-high tying 11th power-play assist. Dwayne Roloson let in three goals on 10 shots and was yanked with 9:49 left in the first. Mathieu Garon came in and stopped 24-of-25.

Shawn Horcoff skated in his 500th game with the Oilers last Thursday, becoming the 18th player in team history to reach that mark.

After winning their first two home games, the Oilers have gone 0-2-2 in their last four as the host. They haven't won at Rexall Place since October 18.

The Oilers and Kings have split their last eight overall meetings. Los Angeles, though, has lost two of three and five its last seven at Edmonton.

11/26 11:10:48 ET

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