Los Angeles at Edmonton

Kings come from behind for big win against Oilers


EDMONTON, Alberta -- Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish didn't exactly try to sugarcoat the Oilers' disappointing performance against the Los Angeles Kings.

"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."

Alexander Frolov had a goal and two assists and Dustin Brown, Rob Blake, Lubomir Visnovsky, Alyn McCauley, Sean Avery and Brian Willsie also scored for the Kings.

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.


  • Blake played in his 700th game for the Kings.
  • The Kings will complete their Alberta swing on Friday night in Calgary.
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Nice way for Rob Blake to celebrate his 700th game with the Kings by scoring a goal. (Getty Images)
Nice way for Rob Blake to celebrate his 700th game with the Kings by scoring a goal. (Getty Images)
Los Angeles  (14-20-5) «2327
Edmonton (18-16-2)2204
Three Stars
A. Frolov

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
R. Smyth

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
A. Kopitar

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 2

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Scoring Summary
04:27Short - Fernando Pisani (7), Tip-In - Assist: Jarret Stoll
06:22Power Play - Dustin Brown (10), Wrist Shot - Assists: Anze Kopitar and Lubomir Visnovsky
11:45Brian Willsie (4), Tip-In - Assists: Craig Conroy and Scott Thornton
19:44Power Play - Daniel Tjarnqvist (3), Tip-In - Assists: Ales Hemsky and Jarret Stoll
03:44Power Play - Ryan Smyth (16), Tip-In - Unassisted.
04:16Power Play - Jarret Stoll (10), Slap Shot - Assists: Shawn Horcoff and Marc-Andre Bergeron
07:55Power Play - Rob Blake (7), Wrist Shot - Assists: Alexander Frolov and Derek Armstrong
12:30Power Play - Alexander Frolov (18), Snap Shot - Assists: Derek Armstrong and Brent Sopel
18:01Sean Avery (8), Tip-In - Assists: Anze Kopitar and Mattias Norstrom
07:09Lubomir Visnovsky (9), Tip-In - Assists: Alexander Frolov and Derek Armstrong
19:50Alyn McCauley, Empty Net - Assists: Dustin Brown and Mattias Norstrom
Penalty Summary
02:37Greene: Holding the stick - 2 min.
05:53Smyth: High sticking - 2 min.
09:32Hemsky: Hooking - 2 min.
12:31Kostopoulos: Holding - 2 min.
16:49Thornton: Gross Misconduct - 10 min.
16:49Thornton: Game Misconduct - 10 min.
16:49Thornton: Instigator - 2 min.
16:49Thornton: Fighting - 5 min.
02:38Sopel: Hooking - 2 min.
04:46Reasoner: Tripping - 2 min.
06:48Stoll: Roughing - 2 min.
10:25Avery: Interference with goal tender. - 2 min.
12:05Lupul: Interference with goal tender. - 2 min.
14:12Norstrom: Interference - 2 min.
20:00Lupul: Interference - 2 min.
15:18Ivanans: Holding - 2 min.
Los Angeles16121038
Mathieu Garon59:51354
Dwayne Roloson58:18316
Attendance - 16839
Game Time - 60:00
Referees - Dennis LaRue, Kelly Sutherland
Line Judges - Darren Gibbs, Lyle Seitz
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