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L.A. Kings defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-1

Jonathan Quick stops a shot with defenceman Drew Doughty defending against Taylor Hall picking up...

Jonathan Quick stops a shot with defenceman Drew Doughty defending against Taylor Hall picking up the rebound during the first period in Los Angeles Saturday. The Kings won 4-1. Alex Gallardo/Reuters

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:59 PM ET

The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup last year for a reason.

And with essentially the same team back for this season, the Edmonton Oilers kept giving the Kings reasons to score, making a steady parade to the penalty box in a 4-1 loss at Staples Center.

The Kings scored a pair of power-play goals en route to the victory, which further jeopardized the Oilers playoff chances with 10 games left in the season.

Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Slava Voynov and Drew Doughty scored for the Kings in the victory, while goaltender Jonathan Quick picked up his 13th win of the year, turning aside 23 shots.

Magnus Paajarvi scored for the Oilers, who after filling the net against the Calgary Flames two games ago, have suddenly developed scoring issues.

The loss was the Oilers second straight having won five consecutive games to get them back in the playoff conversation.

 


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