Edmonton, which also won four in a four from November 13-20, has
moved one point ahead of Los Angeles for ninth place in the
Western Conference. The Oilers are just one point behind St.
Louis for the final playoff spot.
Edmonton has picked up at least one point in 12 straight games
(7-0-2-3) after Sunday's 5-2 victory at San Jose. Rookie
Marc-Andre Bergeron scored twice and fellow defenseman Jason
Smith netted a shorthanded goal.
"We're in ninth now," Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said.
"We've got a really good opportunity in LA now, they have a
four-game road trip after this game. If we can get that game,
it puts us in pretty good shape."
Los Angeles has lost three in a row and four of five.
The Kings are concluding a five-game homestand and enter off
Saturday's 4-2 loss to Detroit. They allowed three
second-period goals before Luc Robitaille scored with 2:51 to go
in the third. Robitaille has 1,369 points, tying the NHL
record for left wings set by John Bucyk.
Los Angeles has won both meetings with the Oilers this season
and visits Edmonton on Friday.