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Oilers hope to generate sparks at home against Kings

Nov 26, 2008 - 11:14 AM Los Angeles (8-9-3) at Edmonton (9-9-2) 10:00 p.m. EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers have played a league-low six games at home and their pedestrian overall record suggests they have not made the most of their opportunities there.

The Oilers seek their first victory at home since October 18 when they host the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Edmonton has played 14 of its 20 contests on the road and is 7-7-0. However, the Oilers have failed to capitalize at Rexall Place, where they are trudging through a four-game losing streak.

Edmonton's last victory at home came in a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames, but it has since lost there to the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche and most recently, the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

Edmonton has the lowest penalty-kill percentage (73.9) in the Western Conference and trails only the Toronto (71.5) in the NHL. Los Angeles is fourth in the West in that category (84.1).

After suffering a 6-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, the Kings have lost two straight and four of five.

Making his 10th consecutive start, goaltender Erik Ersberg was pulled from the Kings' net at 10:07 of the second period after yielding four goals on 18 shots against the Flames.

The 26-year-old Ersberg entered play with a 5-3-2 record and a stellar 2.05 goals-against average.

Jason LaBarbera, who last started on November 1 in a 3-2 loss to Calgary, replaced Ersberg and made 15 saves over the final 30 minutes.

Alexander Frolov scored for the Kings, as did Anze Kopitar, who is riding his third three-game points streak of the season.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 1 0 2
    EDMONTON 1 0 0 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 6 (ANZE KOPITAR, DREW DOUGHTY)
    5:58
    EDM - ALES HEMSKY 6 (DUSTIN PENNER) 10:50
    2ND PRD: LOS - ANZE KOPITAR 5 (PATRICK O'SULLIVAN, OSCAR MOLLER)
    13:51
    3RD PRD: NONE
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS:

    Nov 27 12:28 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 1 2
    EDMONTON 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 6 (ANZE KOPITAR, DREW DOUGHTY)
    5:58
    EDM - ALES HEMSKY 6 (DUSTIN PENNER) 10:50
    2ND PRD: LOS - ANZE KOPITAR 5 (PATRICK O'SULLIVAN, OSCAR MOLLER)
    13:51
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1S

    Nov 26 11:36 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 2
    EDMONTON 1
    2ND PRD: LOS - ANZE KOPITAR 5 (PATRICK O'SULLIVAN, OSCAR MOLLER) 13:51

    Kings 2, Oilers 1  2nd - 6:09Nov 26 11:28 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 1
    EDMONTON 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 6 (ANZE KOPITAR, DREW DOUGHTY)
    5:58
    EDM - ALES HEMSKY 6 (DUSTIN PENNER) 10:50
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 14 14
    EDM

    Nov 26 10:48 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 1
    EDMONTON 1
    1ST PRD: EDM - ALES HEMSKY 6 (DUSTIN PENNER) 10:50

    Kings 1, Oilers 1  1st - 9:10Nov 26 10:32 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 1
    EDMONTON 0
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 6 (ANZE KOPITAR, DREW DOUGHTY)
    5:58

    Kings 1, Oilers 0  1st - 14:02Nov 26 10:21 PM