30 Nov 2018, 11:55 IST
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Oscar Klefbom has gone from a large drought to pouring in game-winning targets.
The defenseman scored his second straight winner and added an help because the Edmonton Oilers edged the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Thursday evening.
Klefbom broke a 2-all tie with 2:20 remaining on his power-play drive from the purpose. He has scored in back-to-back video games after going with no purpose since March 4.
“It has been good timing for my first two targets right here,” stated Klefbom, who has 5 factors in his final three video games. “It was an enormous win for us. We did not play our greatest sport, so it was good to come back out with two factors in a sport like this. For me, personally, it’s good to get the targets going and it has been good timing, too.”
Jesse Puljujarvi and Alex Chiasson additionally scored for the Oilers, who’re 3-1-1 below new coach Ken Hitchcock.
“He is pushing us to be our greatest,” stated ahead Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who had a pair of assists. “It’s powerful to come back in 1 / 4 of the way in which by the season and attempt to change issues, however he has accomplished a great job of reminding us the issues we already know, but in addition pushing us and preserving us trustworthy.”
Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter had the targets for the Kings, who received their earlier two video games.
Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Fast made his first begin since Oct. 23. He missed 15 video games as a result of surgical procedure to restore a torn meniscus in his knee.
“I’ve seen Jonathan Fast round quite a bit and I do know he is among the finest within the league,” stated Kings coach Willie Desjardins, who took over after Fast’s harm. “He confirmed that tonight. He performed nicely, not simply within the web, however dealing with the puck. He was good and it was good to have him again there. It is too dangerous that for the sport again, we could not get a win for him.”
Edmonton began the scoring 1:21 into the primary interval as Puljujarvi poked within the rebound of Drake Caggiula’s shot previous Fast. The decision withstood a coach’s replay problem for goaltender interference.
The Oilers added to their lead halfway by the interval on the ability play when Chiasson, who got here to the staff on a coaching camp tryout, scored his 11th of the season on a rebound from his knees.
Los Angeles bought one again with six minutes left within the first when Brown beat goalie Mikko Koskinen on a one-timer from the highest of the circle for his eighth purpose.
The Kings tied it on a two-man benefit with 31 seconds left within the first on a purpose by Carter, their first power-play purpose on the highway this season.
It seemed as if Los Angeles grabbed the lead early within the third on a purpose by Tyler Toffoli, however the play was deemed offside following a coach’s problem.
NOTES: It was the second of 4 conferences between the groups this season. The Kings received the primary one 5-2 4 days in the past. … Los Angeles assigned goalie Peter Budaj to Ontario of the American Hockey League.
Kings: Conclude a three-game Western Canada highway journey Friday in Calgary.
Oilers: Shut out a three-game homestand Saturday towards Vegas.
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