Oilers dethrone Kings in clinical fashion

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 at Rogers Place on Monday.

Cam Talbot was rock-solid in goal for the Oilers as he made 35 saves for his second straight shutout.

Offensively, the Oilers were ruthless.

Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic were the scorers for the Edmonton outfit on the day.

Maroon scored 1:04 into the game, batting the puck in past Jonathan Quick on the rebound of a Connor McDavid shot to make it 1-0.

Lucic scored at 12:47 on the power play, beating Quick from in close off a pass from McDavid.

Speaking after, Oilers coach Todd McLellan said the victory could be attributed to his team’s fast start.

“I thought we established momentum early, got after them,” McLellan began.

“I think that was a huge difference in the game. They played well, but we kept going, and back-to-back we put them on their heels in the first period, and that was to our advantage.”

The Oilers have now won four games in a row and are tied with the Anaheim Ducks for second place in the Pacific Division, four points behind leaders, the San Jose Sharks.

The Kings are now six points behind the St. Louis Blues for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.

All the other results from the NHL on Monday can be seen below:

Detroit Red Wings 1-2 Buffalo Sabres
Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Boston Bruins
Nashville Predators 3-1 Arizona Coyotes
Dallas Stars 1-0 San Jose Sharks