Oilers Fall 2-1 Against Los Angeles - Game Recap
Los Angeles needed a shootout to earn a 2-1 victory over Edmonton on Sunday in NHL action at STAPLES Center.
The Kings were a -255 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
The win was clinched by Anze Kopitar, who beat Richard Bachman in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Los Angeles. Mike Richards scored for the Kings in the victory. Richards opened the scoring for Los Angeles, finding the back of the net at 16:58 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Jake Muzzin and Jeff Carter.
Jonathan Quick stopped 17 of 18 Edmonton shots in the victory.
Nail Yakupov scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Jonathan Quick.
Richard Bachman stopped 47 of 48 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 0-for-5, while the Oilers were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 48-18.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Coyotes. Edmonton, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.