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game recap

Oilers salvage shootout win over Kings

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Jen Sharpe - edmontonoilers.com

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Oilers salvage shootout win over Kings
Edmonton Oilers 3, Los Angeles Kings 2

by Jen Sharpe | edmontonoilers.com

Although the Kings came back from a 2-0 deficit to force extra time, rock-solid Dwayne Roloson and shootout goals from Sam Gagner and Robert Nilsson secured a 3-2 win for the Oilers Saturday afternoon. Dustin Penner and Shawn Horcoff scored Edmonton's first two goals, while Roloson finished with 39 saves and first-star honours.

FIRST PERIOD

The first five minutes netted only one shot per team, but for the visitors, one shot is all it would take to assume the first lead of the game. After Ales Hemsky wove his way towards Jonathan Quick's net, the Oilers sniper backhanded the puck to Dustin Penner, who then snapped it past the goalie for the opening goal.

The Kings came to life after the goal, testing Dwayne Roloson with three more shots in the following few minutes. With just over seven minutes left on the clock, Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar took a holding penalty and Edmonton benefited from its first powerplay.

Only 37 seconds into the man-advantage, the Oilers' top line produced its second goal of the game. From the far left wing, Hemsky got the puck to Penner near the corner of the crease. Penner's proximity forced Quick to prepare for a shot, but instead the towering Oiler backhanded the puck to Shawn Horcoff, who tucked it under the cross bar to craft a 2-0 lead.

A shoving match erupted after the goal, resulting in roughing minors to Horcoff and Drew Doughty. The Oilers pounced during four-on-four, and when Quick stepped up to make a pair of key saves with Sam Gagner on his doorstep, Gagner faced an irate Jack Johnson and a fight ensued.

Johnson landed a handful of solid punches on the back of Gagner's head, and after all was said and done, the bloodied Oilers forward headed to the locker room to serve his period-closing  fighting major.

Two more coincidental roughing minors -- this time to Ladislav Smid and Kyle Quincey -- preceeded a second fight, this time to more-likely scrappers Zack Stortini and Raitis Ivanans. Despite the flurry of infractions, even-strength play continued until Andrew Cogliano took a hooking penalty to give the Kings their first powerplay.

Edmonton excelled on the penalty kill, managing a pair of shorthanded scoring attempts to keep the Kings on their toes. By the end of the first, the Oilers trailed 8-5 on the shot clock but continued to lead 2-0.

SECOND PERIOD

The Kings gained a 13-5 shot advantage in the first five minutes of the second, but Roloson stood his ground to keep his club up by two. At that point, a pair of Oilers infractions resulted in a two-man Kings advantage for 1:32.

Though the Oilers killed the majority of the five-on-three, with 16 seconds left in Theo Peckham's interference minor, Doughty found a way to beat Roloson with a slapshot and get his club back within one.

L.A. hit 20 shots at the game's midway point while Edmonton had yet to post a second-period attempt. A hooking penalty to Brad Richardson helped the visitors gain some offensive momentum, but Quick turned away both powerplay shots.

A fourth Kings powerplay late in the frame helped the home team attain a dominant 24-8 shot lead, but the Oilers continued to dominate the score 2-1 heading into the final 20 minutes.

THIRD PERIOD

A pair of Kings penalties gave the Oilers their third and fourth powerplays early in the third. Edmonton topped 15 shots thanks to the man-advantages but Quick prevented the visitors from increasing their lead.

With seven minutes left in regulation, a hit by Dustin Brown on Smid triggered an aggressive chain of events. A few moments later, Ethan Moreau drilled Brown in the Oilers slot, sending Brown's helmet and stick flying. Matt Greene took exception to this hit and participated in a short fight with his former teammate.

A late penalty to Cogliano and an open net gave the Kings a six-on-four advantage for the game's final minutes. With only 26 seconds left in regulation, Brown tipped in Alexander Frolov's slapshot to tie the game at two and force extra time.

OVERTIME

With Los Angeles owning Edmonton 37-19 on the shot clock, sudden death got underway. The Kings hit 40 shots in the tail end of overtime, shortly before a hooking penalty to Johnson gave the Oilers a brief 38-second four-on-three. But Quick wasted no time covering pucks and preventing rebounds, ensuring the tie game progressed to a shootout.

SHOOTOUT

Roloson was perfect in the shootout, stopping O'Sullivan and Frolov's shootout attempts. The two saves combined with two goals from Gagner and Nilsson at the other end of the ice secured a 3-2 shootout win for the Oilers Saturday afternoon.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:58
EDM
Dustin Penner (14) ASST: Ales Hemsky (30)
1 - 0 EDM
13:11
EDM
PPG - Shawn Horcoff (12) ASST: Dustin Penner (14), Ales Hemsky (31)
2 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
06:29
LAK
PPG - Drew Doughty (4) ASST: Jarret Stoll (19), Michal Handzus (15)
2 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
19:34
LAK
PPG - Dustin Brown (21) ASST: Alex Frolov (18), Kyle Quincey (27)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDLAKEDM
1P. O'SullivanS. Gagner
2A. FrolovR. Nilsson
penalty summary
1st Period
12:44
LAK
Anze Kopitar  Holding against  Shawn Horcoff
13:11
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Roughing against  Drew Doughty
13:11
LAK
Drew Doughty  Roughing against  Shawn Horcoff
15:08
LAK
Kyle Quincey  Roughing against  Ladislav Smid
15:08
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Kyle Quincey
15:08
LAK
Jack Johnson  Fighting (maj) against  Sam Gagner
15:08
EDM
Sam Gagner  Fighting (maj) against  Jack Johnson
16:20
EDM
Zack Stortini  Fighting (maj) against  Raitis Ivanans
16:20
LAK
Raitis Ivanans  Fighting (maj) against  Zack Stortini
17:20
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Hooking against  Drew Doughty
19:05
LAK
Dustin Brown  Roughing against  Sheldon Souray
19:05
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  Dustin Brown
2nd Period
04:45
EDM
Theo Peckham  Interference against  Anze Kopitar
05:13
EDM
Steve Staios  Holding against  Dustin Brown
10:59
LAK
Brad Richardson  Hooking against  Zack Stortini
14:12
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
01:24
LAK
Alex Frolov  Holding against  Tom Gilbert
03:33
LAK
Dustin Brown  Hooking against  Andrew Cogliano
07:18
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Hooking against  Steve Staios
08:14
EDM
Robert Nilsson  Hooking against  Patrick O'Sullivan
13:22
LAK
Matt Greene  Fighting (maj) against  Ethan Moreau
13:22
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Greene
18:20
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Tripping against  Dustin Brown
OT Period
04:22
LAK
Jack Johnson  Hooking against  Ladislav Smid
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 41TOI: 65:00
Saves: 39EV: 30 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 11
SV%: .951SH: 0 - 0
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick
11-7-1
SA: 21TOI: 62:55
Saves: 19EV: 10 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .905SH: 0 - 0