April 4, 2017
The Kings got their offense going on Monday night at Staples Center in a 6-4 win over the Oilers. The win ended the Oilers 5-game win streak, and put a dent in their hopes of winning the Pacific Division.
Trevor Lewis and Tanner Pearson scored 8.5 minutes apart in the 3rd period, and Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for the Kings.
The Kings also got goals from Nic Dowd, Nick Shore, Dustin Brown, and an empty-netter from Drew Doughty. It was just the 2nd time in the last 7 games that the Kings were able to defeat a playoff-bound opponent.
For the Oilers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals, while Milan Lucic and Daniel Nurse scored as well.
Cam Talbott made 20 saves for Edmonton, which is now tied with San Jose for 2nd place win the Pacific Division with three games left.
The Kings have three games left this season. They will return to action on Thursday vs Calgary at Staples Center.