"It was unbelievable," MacTavish said after the Kings rallied for a 7-4 victory Thursday night. "Just painful to watch. We've been poor in our own end for the majority of the losses we've had in the last little while.
"We're back playing the way we used to pre-lockout. We were brutal. We were dangerous in both ends and it ended up costing us again."
Ryan Smyth, Daniel Tjarnqvist, Jarret Stoll and Fernando Pisani scored for Edmonton. Smyth was back in the lineup less than a month after fracturing a thumb. Despite missing most of December, Smyth leads the Oilers with 17 goals.
"Obviously we still had the turkey legs," said Smyth, who led the Oilers with seven shots on goal. "We were playing a pond hockey game there and with the offensive power they have over there they were able to capitalize on their chances."
Smyth gave Edmonton a 3-2 lead with a power-play goal early in the second period, and Stoll made it 4-2 just 32 seconds later with another power-play goal.
The Kings countered with a power-play goal of their own later in the period when Blake scored the first of the Kings' five straight goals.
After Frolov tied it at 4, Avery put the Kings ahead to stay with 1:59 remaining in the second. Visnovsky and McCauley, into the empty net, scored in the third.
|Nice way for Rob Blake to celebrate his 700th game with the Kings by scoring a goal. (Getty Images)|
|Los Angeles (14-20-5) «||2||3||2||7|
|04:27||Short - Fernando Pisani (7), Tip-In - Assist: Jarret Stoll|
|06:22||Power Play - Dustin Brown (10), Wrist Shot - Assists: Anze Kopitar and Lubomir Visnovsky|
|11:45||Brian Willsie (4), Tip-In - Assists: Craig Conroy and Scott Thornton|
|19:44||Power Play - Daniel Tjarnqvist (3), Tip-In - Assists: Ales Hemsky and Jarret Stoll|
|03:44||Power Play - Ryan Smyth (16), Tip-In - Unassisted.|
|04:16||Power Play - Jarret Stoll (10), Slap Shot - Assists: Shawn Horcoff and Marc-Andre Bergeron|
|07:55||Power Play - Rob Blake (7), Wrist Shot - Assists: Alexander Frolov and Derek Armstrong|
|12:30||Power Play - Alexander Frolov (18), Snap Shot - Assists: Derek Armstrong and Brent Sopel|
|18:01||Sean Avery (8), Tip-In - Assists: Anze Kopitar and Mattias Norstrom|
|07:09||Lubomir Visnovsky (9), Tip-In - Assists: Alexander Frolov and Derek Armstrong|
|19:50||Alyn McCauley, Empty Net - Assists: Dustin Brown and Mattias Norstrom|
|02:37||Greene: Holding the stick - 2 min.|
|05:53||Smyth: High sticking - 2 min.|
|09:32||Hemsky: Hooking - 2 min.|
|12:31||Kostopoulos: Holding - 2 min.|
|16:49||Thornton: Gross Misconduct - 10 min.|
|16:49||Thornton: Game Misconduct - 10 min.|
|16:49||Thornton: Instigator - 2 min.|
|16:49||Thornton: Fighting - 5 min.|
|02:38||Sopel: Hooking - 2 min.|
|04:46||Reasoner: Tripping - 2 min.|
|06:48||Stoll: Roughing - 2 min.|
|10:25||Avery: Interference with goal tender. - 2 min.|
|12:05||Lupul: Interference with goal tender. - 2 min.|
|14:12||Norstrom: Interference - 2 min.|
|20:00||Lupul: Interference - 2 min.|
|15:18||Ivanans: Holding - 2 min.|
|SHOTS ON GOAL|
|Attendance - 16839|
|Game Time - 60:00|
|Referees - Dennis LaRue, Kelly Sutherland|
|Line Judges - Darren Gibbs, Lyle Seitz|