Oilers Down Los Angeles 3-0 - Match Report
Edmonton's defense, led by netminder Nikolai Khabibulin, shut down Los Angeles 3-0 at STAPLES Center on on Thursday.
Edmonton was an underdog by +165 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.
Ryan Smyth, Corey Potter, and Lennart Petrell each scored for the Oilers in the victory. Smyth opened the scoring for Edmonton, finding the back of the net at 11:26 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Ryan Jones and Tom Gilbert.
Nikolai Khabibulin turned in a 19-save effort for the Oilers.
Los Angeles got a 24-stop effort from Jonathan Quick in the loss.
On the power play, Edmonton went 0-for-4, while the Kings were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Los Angeles lost the shots on goal battle to Edmonton by a margin of 27-19.
Edmonton looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Coyotes. The Kings will aim to get back on the winning track vs Pittsburgh.