Evan Bouchard had one goal and two assists as the Edmonton Oilers secured a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
The Oilers have won six in a row for the first time since December 2015. They are three points ahead of second-placed Kings in the Pacific Division.
The Eulers outscored the Kings in the first period and took the lead at 3:17. Bouchard saw Connor McDavid burning on the left. He extended his point streak to 15 games for his 42nd goal of the season, beating Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick Short Side.
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Kings pulled even early in the second half. They forced a turnover inside the Eulers’ blue line, allowing Trevor Moore to take a break for a shorthand goal.
The Kings beat the Oilers 17-10 in the second, but Edmonton took the lead in the third. Oilers forward Derek Ryan set up Warren Fogel in his 10th 4:34 second.
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Four minutes into the third, Bouchard blasted a point past Quick for his first goal since 27 January. The Kings came back with a goal from Victor Arvidson.
In the last two minutes, Arvidson blasted the one-timer from the left side with a quick pull. Eulers managed to save netminder Mike Smith.
Smith finished with 31 saves. He stopped 93 of 97 shots to go 3-0 on the road trip.
The Oilers (42-25-5) will host Colorado on Saturday.
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