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Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Kings

An in-depth look at Edmonton's 2-1 overtime win over Los Angeles

Sunday, 15.01.2012 / 9:01 PM / Cenovus Live In-Game Blog
By Travis Knee  - edmontonoilers.com
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Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Kings


The Oilers ended a five-game winless skid by knocking off the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night. With the game tied heading into overtime, the Oilers would get a power-play in the extra frame, setting the stage for Taylor Hall to burry his 15th goal of the season.

The Oilers will now head out on the road for their next two games before returning home on Saturday for another installment of the Battle of Alberta.


All you need to know and more as we go Under the Scope:

With the score tied 1-1 in overtime, Kings forward Justin Williams would take a high-sticking penalty at 2:45. The Oilers would make them pay with the 4-on-3 advantage, scoring and winning the game 2-1.


45 The faceoff winning percentage for the Oilers overall in tonight's game. They won 21 of 47 draws.
1 Josh Green's goal was his first in the NHL since the 2006-2007 season when he was a member of the Canucks.
5 The Oilers winless streak is snapped at five games.
100 With four more blocked shots, Ladislav Smid now sits at 100 for the season.
 


Ladislav Smid
G A P +/- Shots
0 0 0 E 1


Jonathan Quick
SA SV GA TOI SV%
33 31 2 62:53 .939



Devan Dubnyk
SA SV GA TOI SV%
21 20 1 62:53 .952



 
KINGS
Jonathan Quick
SA SV GA TOI SV%
33 31 2 62:53 .939

OILERS
Devan Dubnyk
SA SV GA TOI SV%
21 20 1 62:53 .952



 
 KINGS
  Drew Doughty- D

24:12 - 0 PTS, E rating

OILERS
  Jeff Petry- D

27:45 - 1 PTS, +1 rating

There is no doubt about this one. With the game tied in overtime and on the power-play, Shawn Horcoff would corral the rebound of an Ales Hemsky point shot. Horcoff would send a slick cross-crease pass over to Taylor Hall who finished off the beautiful play.

WATCH THE GOAL

Not seeing a ton of action between the pipes lately, Devan Dubnyk was solid in net for the Oilers tonight. Although not tested all that often, Dubnyk would stop 20 of 21 shots he faced and gave the Oilers the chance to get a win they desperately needed.


With the string of losses and multiple injuries, the Oilers needed to get an early lead in a game and that's exactly what call-up Josh Green provided. Green played a strong game for the Oilers, seeing some power-play time and making the most of his opportunities. Green would score the game's first goal and give the team some much needed life.


This game featured a number of former Oilers playing for the Los Angeles Kings. Dustin Penner, Jarret Stoll, Matt Greene and Colin Fraser all suited up for the Kings tonight and at one time pulled on the Oilers jersey. Ethan Moreau, former Oilers captain did not play tonight for Los Angeles.
 



"If you want to see passion in a hockey player, just look at Taylor Hall."

-- Oilers head coach Tom Renney on tonight's overtime hero Taylor Hall.




Tuesday, January 17  vs. Columbus
  5:00pm MST (SNET-W / 630 CHED)

The Oilers will once again take to the road when they travel to Columbus on Tuesday. It will be the second meeting of the year between these two clubs with Edmonton winning the first at home, 6-3. The game can be seen live on Sportsnet West.

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