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Kings cruise to 7th straight win, 4-2 over Oilers

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm •  Published: March 9, 2014
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Los Angeles outshot Edmonton 12-5 in the first period.

Scrivens continued to be tested, making a huge kick save on Marian Gaborik's blast eight minutes into the second period — the Kings' 20th shot of the game.

"He has done it all year, he did it with us too," Quick said of Scrivens. "I think he is just what this team needed here in Edmonton. He consistently gives you a solid effort and a chance to win every night. We put 50 shots on him and they still had a chance at the end there.

Los Angeles took the lead less than a minute later as Martinez's point shot seemed to hit something in front on its way into the Edmonton net.

Carter got another odd goal midway through the second period as Scrivens blocked Anze Kopitar's shot, but the rebound caromed off the back of Carter's leg and in. It was Carter's 24th goal of the season.

The Kings made it 4-1 with four minutes left in the middle frame as Carter fed a pass to a hard-charging Lewis, who fluttered a shot that Scrivens could only wave his glove at. It was just Lewis' third goal in 56 games this season.

It was Edmonton's turn to get a lucky bounce early in the third with the teams playing four aside as Gagner tried to feed Ryan Smyth at the side of the net, but it hit defenseman Drew Doughty in front and went in to make it 4-2. It was Gagner's first goal in 16 games.

NOTES: It was the third of four games this season between the Oilers and Kings. The Kings won the two previous games, both played in Los Angeles. The Kings held a 13-1-4 in their past 18 games against Edmonton. ... The Oilers have had their troubles against Pacific Division opponents, coming in with only four wins against them this season, two of those wins coming against Calgary. ... Scrivens played his first game against his old team since being traded from the Kings to the Oilers in mid-January. ... Remaining out for the Oilers was D Anton Belov (partially torn oblique).