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Under the Scope: Oilers at Kings

An in-depth look at the Oilers' 4-1 loss against the Kings

Saturday, 06.04.2013 / 7:30 PM / Cenovus Game Story
By Wendy Mach  - edmontonoilers.com
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Under the Scope: Oilers at Kings


The Kings jumped out to an early lead as Mike Richards scored 1:38 into the first period to put the Kings up 1-0. Jeff Carter was able to capitalize on a powerplay to extend the L.A.'s lead, 2-0. The Oilers were able to get one back on the powerplay as Magnus Paajarvi banged in the loose puck for his eighth of the year.  The Kings added another powerplay goal and an empty netter to defeat the Oilers, 4-1.

Take a closer look at the game as we go Under The Scope:


On an Oilers powerplay, Magnus Paajarvi picked up the rebound and was able to put it behind Jonathan Quick, who was out of position and out of the crease to pull the Oilers within one.


6 Points in his last six games for Nail Yakupov
3 Yakupov is in a three-way tie for third in NHL rookie scoring with Gallagher and Saad with 21 points
78 Per cent face-off wins for Jerred Smithson
55 Hits in the game


Jeff Carter
G A PTS PIM +/-
1 1 2 2 +1


Jonathan Quick
SA SV GA TOI SV%
24 25 1 59:52 0.958



Mike Richards
G A PTS PIM +/-
1 0 1 0 +1


 
KINGS
Jonathan Quick
SA SV GA TOI SV%
24 25 1 59:52 0.958

 

OILERS
Devan Dubnyk
SA SV GA TOI SV%
35 38 3 58:23 0.921



 
KINGS
Drew Doughty - D

26:22 - 1 PTS, +1 rating

OILERS
Jeff Petry - D

21:48 - 0 PTS, -1 rating

Early in the first period, Jeff Carter found Mike Richards who was open in the high-slot to beat Devan Dubnyk glove side, to put the Kings up, 1-0.

With a goal and an assist in the game, Jeff Carter took over the team lead in goals with 22 and moved into second for points on the team with 27.


Ladislav Smid had a physical game as he had two shots on net, registered six hits with four blocked shots and 21:00 worth of ice time in the Oilers defeat.


Jerred Smithson made his Oilers debut as he had one hit, one block, 9:54 of ice time, while winning 78 per cent of face-offs.


"I actually thought we had a better 2nd than 1st but penalties killed us and we didn't match their intensity."

- Paajarvi on the Oilers 4-1 loss




Monday, April 8 at Anaheim 
8:00pm MT
(SNET-EDM / 630 CHED)

The Oilers will be wrapping up their four-game road trip with a stop in Anaheim to visit the Ducks on Monday. The team will be back at Rexall Place on Wednesday night as they face the Phoenix Coyotes and then it's the final Battle of Alberta game this season as Calgary makes their second appearance in Edmonton in 12 days.