Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers Jordan Eberle (14) during shootout NHL hockey action in Edmonton

Oilers get back in win column with shootout victory over Kings

David Perron scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a nine-game losing streak, their second-longest losing skid of the season, with a 3-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in regulation for the Oilers (8-22-7), who won for just the second time in their last 22 games.

EDMONTON — David Perron scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a nine-game losing streak, their second-longest losing skid of the season, with a 3-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in regulation for the Oilers (8-22-7), who won for just the second time in their last 22 games.

It was also just the second win of the season for the Oilers against a Western Conference opponent, upping their record to 2-18-6 in that category.

Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin responded for the Kings (18-12-8), who lost their second game in as many nights and fifth straight on the road.

Edmonton kicked off the scoring four-and-a-half minutes into the opening period as Derek Roy made an impact in his first game with the Oilers since coming over in a trade from Nashville, making a heads-up feed to Hendricks, who blasted a shot from the slot glove-side past Kings starting goalie Jonathan Quick.

Roy left the game soon afterwards when his ankle was cut by a skate and he missed the remainder of the first period before returning to start the second.

Edmonton made it 2-0 just prior to the midway point of the second period after some strong forechecking in the Kings zone. Nugent-Hopkins made a kick pass to Taylor Hall and followed up on the play to get the puck back and score his 11th of the season.

Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens upheld the two-goal lead with three minutes left in the second on a huge glove save on a point blast from Alec Martinez.

The Kings outshot the Oilers 22-16 through 40 minutes.

Los Angeles broke Scrivens’ shutout bid midway through the third, although it took a while to determine.

Doughty’s rocket from the point was originally thought to have hit the cross bar and the game continued on for another 34 seconds before a stoppage in play allowed a video review, which determined the puck had gone off the camera inside the net.

The Kings tied the game with Oiler Justin Schultz in the box for a high-sticking call as Marian Gaborik swung behind the net during a scramble and fed the puck in front to Muzzin, who scored on the short side with just 2:25 remaining in the third to send the game into extra time.

L.A. outshot Edmonton 15-1 in the third period.

Both teams had glorious opportunities during a frantic overtime, but the game still went to the shootout.

The Oilers return to action on Wednesday in Calgary against the rival Flames. The Kings finish off a three-game Western Canada trip in Vancouver on Thursday.

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