The Los Angeles Kings secured an impressive 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night courtesy of their power-play prowess. The Kings made history by becoming the first team to have two players score multiple power-play goals in the same game in franchise history.
The Kings’ productive power-play performance saw veteran forward Kevin Fiala net two powerplay goals and two assists, whilst Adrian Kempe scored a pair of power-play goals. Alex Iafallo and Viktor Arvidsson also lit the lamp for the Kings in the victory.
Goaltender Phoenix Copley made 28 saves, whilst Anze Kopitar registered an assist on Fiala’s first goal to achieve two milestones – his 1,100th career point and 600th home point.
The Oilers looked to Kailer Yamamoto, Ryan McLeod and the NHL’s leading goal-scorer Connor McDavid for their goals, however, they were unlucky on their 6 power-play chances. Stuart Skinner was in net for the Oilers during the first half of the game, and he was relieved by Jack Campbell after Kempe’s goal put the Kings 3-1 ahead.
The Kings have been in great form, having obtained a 9-2-1 record since December 15. They are now 2-0-1 against the Oilers and have secured 24 power-play goals in their home games this season.
The Oilers are now set to begin a four-game road trip and will face the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. The Kings, on the other hand, will host the San Jose Sharks.