EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — David Perron’s shootout goal snapped the Edmonton Oilers’ nine-game losing streak in a 3-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in regulation for the Oilers (8-22-7), who won for just the second time in 22 games and broke their second-longest skid of the season.
It was also just the second win of the season for the Oilers against a Western Conference opponent (2-18-6).
Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin had goals for the Kings (18-12-8), who lost for the second time in two nights and dropped their fifth straight on the road.
Edmonton took a 1-0 lead 4:37 into the game as Derek Roy made an impact in his first game with the Oilers being acquired from Nashville.
Roy made a heads-up feed to Hendricks, who fired a shot from the slot past goalie Jonathan Quick. Roy left the game soon afterward when his ankle was cut by a skate. He missed the remainder of the first period but returned for the start of the second.
Edmonton made it 2-0 at 9:32 of the second. Nugent-Hopkins made a kick pass to Taylor Hall and then got the puck back and scored his 11th goal.
Ben Scrivens protected the two-goal lead late in the second when he made a big glove save on a point shot by Alec Martinez.
The Kings outshot the Oilers 22-16 through 40 minutes.
Los Angeles broke Scrivens’ shutout bid midway through the third. Doughty’s shot from the point was originally thought to have hit the crossbar, and the game continued for another 34 seconds before a stoppage allowed for a video review.
It was then determined that the puck had struck the camera inside the net.
The Kings tied it with a power-play goal as Marian Gaborik swung behind the net during a scramble and fed the puck in front to Muzzin, who scored with 2:25 remaining in the regulation.
Los Angeles outshot Edmonton 15-1 in the third period.
NOTES: It was the second of five meetings this season between the teams. The Kings beat the Oilers 6-1 on Oct. 14 at Staples Center. The Kings entered the game with seven consecutive wins over Edmonton. … Matt Fraser also made his Oilers debut after being picked up on waivers from the Boston Bruins. … It was the first game that Oilers interim coach Todd Nelson had the bench to himself, as general manager Craig MacTavish returned to the press box. … Scrivens played his 100th NHL game. … Edmonton D Nikita Nikitin returned from a back injury. Remaining out with a foot injury was forward Benoit Pouliot. … Gaborik had missed the Kings’ loss at Calgary on Monday because of the flu.
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