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Los Angeles Kings 1, Edmonton Oilers 3 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Los Angeles Kings 1, Edmonton Oilers 3 FINAL
Los Angeles Kings 1, Edmonton Oilers 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Petr Nedved is fitting in perfectly with the Edmonton Oilers.

Nedved, acquired from the New York Rangers on March 3, scored his 300th career goal to help the Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Friday night.

With the Oilers protecting a one-goal lead late in the second period, Nedved carried the puck to the right of goalie Roman Cechmanek and scored on a high backhand shot.

``A great goal, a goal scorer's goal,'' Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. ``Petr, I thought played well again tonight. That's why we were as excited as we were to get him _ that reason right there.''

Nedved has four goals and six assists since joining the Oilers.

``Definitely, it's a nice feeling, but the most important thing is that it gave us a little more cushion going into the third period,'' Nedved said. ``They kind of took over in the second period.''

Fernando Pisani and Ryan Smyth also scored for the Oilers, seventh in the Western Conference. Edmonton has earned at least a point in 15 consecutive games, and hasn't had a regulation loss since Feb. 25 in Anaheim.

``We're in a must-win situation and it just goes to show what kind of character players that we have on this team,'' Pisani said. ``We have to win games and that's the way we have to play.''

Ian Laperriere scored for Los Angeles. The Kings have lost six straight and will need a furious finish in their last five games to catch St. Louis for the final playoff spot.

``We gave too much of the physical side,'' said disappointed Kings coach Andy Murray. ``When that's happening, you get the type of shot opportunities that they were getting.''

Edmonton took advantage of an early five-on-three power-play when Pisani scored off a cross-crease feed from Adam Oates. The goal was Pisani's 15th of the season and fourth in three games.

Smyth made it 2-0 when he recovered a giveaway from defenseman Jaroslav Modry and quickly deposited a shot past Cechmanek.

The Oilers dominated the period, outshooting the Kings 18-5.

Los Angeles got back into the game 2:33 into the second on Laperriere's 10th goal. Scott Ferguson, back in the Edmonton lineup after Cory Cross was forced to sit out with a sore back, turned the puck over exactly like Modry's gaffe, which gave Laperriere an opportunity to slide a low shot past Ty Conklin.

Conklin wasn't tested often and made 18 saves.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:57
EDM
PPG - Fernando Pisani (15) ASST: Adam Oates (13), Marc-Andre Bergeron (16)
1 - 0 EDM
12:14
EDM
Ryan Smyth (22) ASST: NONE
2 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
02:33
LAK
Ian Laperriere (10) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 EDM
18:24
EDM
Petr Nedved (18) ASST: Radek Dvorak (33), Raffi Torres (13)
3 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
00:48
EDM
Eric Brewer  Hi-sticking
05:01
EDM
Scott Ferguson  Fighting (maj) against  Jeff Cowan
05:01
LAK
Jeff Cowan  Fighting (maj) against  Scott Ferguson
05:19
LAK
Luc Robitaille  Cross checking
05:19
LAK
Joe Corvo  Slashing
19:34
EDM
Adam Oates  Interference against  Luc Robitaille
2nd Period
04:35
LAK
Joe Corvo  Holding against  Ryan Smyth
12:44
EDM
Brad Isbister  Hi-sticking against  Anson Carter
15:14
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Illegal stick
3rd Period
04:25
LAK
Sean Avery  Holding against  Steve Staios
goalie stats
Roman Cechmanek
SA: 32TOI: 57:07
Saves: 29EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .906SH: 0 - 0
Ty Conklin
Ty Conklin
SA: 19TOI: 59:49
Saves: 18EV: 12 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .947SH: 0 - 0