Los Angles Kings’ Alec Martinez (27) chases Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl (29) as goalie Jonathan Quick (32) looks of the shot during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday November 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Klefbom spoils Quick’s return, Oilers beat Kings

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EDMONTON — Oscar Klefbom scored his second straight game winner and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Thursday.

Klefbom broke a 2-2 tie with 2:20 remaining in the third on the power play with a blast from the point.

Jesse Puljujarvi and Alex Chiasson also scored for the Oilers (12-11-2), who won their second game in a row and are now 3-1-1 under new head coach Ken Hitchcock.

Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter replied for the Kings (9-15-1), who had a two-game win streak snapped.

L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick made his first start since Oct. 23, missing 15 games with surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

Edmonton started the scoring just 1:21 into the first period as Puljujarvi poked in the rebound of a Drake Caggiula shot past Quick. The play survived a coach’s challenge video review for suspected goaltender interference.

The Oilers added to their lead midway through the opening period on the power play when Chiasson, who came to the Oilers on a training camp try-out, scored his 11th of the season on a rebound from his knees.

Los Angeles got one back with six minutes left in the first when Brown beat Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen on a one-timer from the top of the circle for his eighth goal of the season.

The Kings tied it up on a two-man advantage with 31 seconds left in the first on a goal by Carter, their first power-play goal on the road this season.

It looked like L.A. had the lead early in the third on a goal by Tyler Toffoli, but the play was deemed offside on a coach’s challenge.

The Kings conclude a three-game Western Canadian road trip in Calgary on Friday. The Oilers close out a three-game homestand on Saturday against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Notes: It was the second of four meetings between the Oilers and Kings this season. The Kings won the first contest 5-2 four days previous… To make room for Quick’s return, Los Angeles assigned goalie Peter Budaj to Ontario of the American Hockey League.

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