Oilers blank Kings, move into 2nd in division

Oilers blank Kings, move into 2nd in division

Stuart Skinner made 43 saves to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-0 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.It’s Skinner’s second shutout in his 57th NHL start.Evander Kane and Connor McDavid scored for Edmonton (44-23-9, 97 points), which has won three in a row and eight of nine (8-0-1) to overtake the Kings for second place in the Pacific Division with a game in hand.Joonas Korpisalo made 35 saves for Los Angeles (43-22-10, 96 points), which has lost two in a row following a franchise-best 12-game point streak (10-0-2).McDavid scored his 61st goal of the season and 300th of his NHL career on a short-handed breakaway at 3:53 of the third period to stretch the lead to 2-0 and extend his point streak to 10 games (seven goals, 13 assists).The Oilers scored with 52 seconds left in the first period for a 1-0 lead.Leon Draisaitl made a spinning backhand centering pass off the wall to Kane and he scored on a one-timer.Draisaitl extended his point streak to 11 games with the assist.Skinner protected the one-goal lead with several great saves in the second period.


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