Los Angeles at Edmonton

Kings 3, Oilers 1

CBSSports.com wire reports

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Wayne Simmonds and the Los Angeles Kings kept working until they had the full two points they wanted.

Simmonds had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in the Kings' 3-1 victory over the slumping Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

"We had two games at home that we lost where we didn't work as hard as we should have, so that was our goal tonight, to come in and play a solid 60 minutes," Simmonds said. "I think we did that and it was a big character win for us."

Matt Greene and Alexander Frolov also scored to help the Kings end a two-game losing streak. Ryan Potulny scored for the Oilers.

Greene, a former Oilers player acquired by the Kings in the trade for defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with 4:28 left. Greene beat Jeff Deslauriers with a point shot high to the stick side.

"That was a big one," Greene said. "Mind you, any goal for me is a big one. They don't come too often. It was a good feeling to get a game-winner against my old team. I was just trying to shoot it hard. I had no idea where it was going."

Frolov iced the game with an empty-net goal.

The Oilers have won only four of their past 16 games to drop to 10-12-3.

"It was one of those games that was up there for grabs by one of the two teams and they got it and we didn't," Oilers coach Pat Quinn said. "We played just poorly enough to not win it and they played just well enough to win it. They're going home with two points and we are sucking wind."

Edmonton took a major blow in the second period when Ales Hemsky was drilled into the boards by Michal Handzus. Hemsky sustained an upper-body injury and didn't return.

"He got hit earlier in the game as well but this one was full force into the boards," Quinn said. "It was a hard hit and he got himself hurt. I don't know how long he will be out. But it's not real positive right now."


It was the first meeting between the two teams this season. Last season, they split four one-goal games. ... Los Angeles scoring star Anze Kopitar has gone seven games without a goal.

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Los Angeles  (14-9-2) «0123
Edmonton (10-12-3)1001
Three Stars
W. Simmonds

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
A. Cogliano

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0
A. Kopitar

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
17:37Ryan Potulny (3), Tip-In. Assist: Souray, Moreau
06:38Wayne Simmonds (6), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jones, Parse
15:32Matt Greene (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Simmonds, O'Donnell
19:40Alexander Frolov (5), Empty Net. Assist: Brown
Penalty Summary
10:33Souray, 2 min, Cross-Checking
04:47Jacques, 5 min, Fighting
04:47O'Donnell, 5 min, Fighting
08:13Handzus, 2 min, Boarding
12:46Gagner, 2 min, Tripping
12:57Frolov, 2 min, Tripping
17:28O'Sullivan, 2 min, Interference
19:13Handzus, 2 min, Roughing
19:13Souray, 2 min, Roughing
19:44Jones, 2 min, Cross-Checking
08:57Cogliano, 2 min, Slashing
08:57Simmonds, 2 min, Slashing
11:19Simmonds, 2 min, Holding
Shots On Goal
Los Angeles12131035
Jonathan Quick59:54221
Jeff Deslauriers59:23322
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Referees - Marc Joannette, Francois St-Laurent
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