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Thursday, January 26th (All times eastern)

Edmonton Oilers (26-18-6) at Los Angeles Kings (30-19-3), 10:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Edmonton Oilers aim for their first winning streak in over a month, as they visit the Los Angeles Kings tonight at the Staples Center.

The Oilers picked up a win Wednesday night in Anaheim. Chris Pronger scored two goals and added an assist to boost Edmonton over the Mighty Ducks, 6-3, at the Pond.

Ales Hemsky registered a goal and an assist and Steve Staios and Marc-Andre Bergeron notched a goal apiece for the Oilers, who snapped a two-game skid.

Jussi Markkanen made 19 saves for Edmonton, which hasn't won consecutive tests since a five-game winning streak from December 15-23.

The Oilers, who are 15-8-4 as the visiting team this season, are playing the middle portion of a three-game road trip tonight.

The Kings are coming off Tuesday's loss in San Jose. Patrick Marleau recorded two goals and an assist while Evgeni Nabokov stopped all but one of the 16 shots he faced, as the Sharks defeated Los Angeles, 4-1, at the Shark Tank.

Joe Corvo tallied the lone goal for the Kings, who have dropped four of their last five road games. Jason LaBarbera allowed three goals on 29 shots in the losing effort.

Tonight marks the opener of a two-game homestand for the Kings, who are 17-7-1 as the host this season. LA will also host crosstown rival Anaheim on Saturday evening.

The Kings and Oilers have split a pair of meetings this season with each team winning one at home. Edmonton has won three of four and six of the last nine matchups. The Oilers have also won in three of their last five trips to Los Angeles.

01/26 10:23:28 ET

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