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Kings 3, Oilers 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Kings 3, Oilers 1
Los Angeles Kings 3, Edmonton Oilers 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -Wayne Simmonds and the Los Angeles Kings kept working until they had the full two points they wanted.

Simmonds had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in the Kings' 3-1 victory over the slumping Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

"We had two games at home that we lost where we didn't work as hard as we should have, so that was our goal tonight, to come in and play a solid 60 minutes," Simmonds said. "I think we did that and it was a big character win for us."

Matt Greene and Alexander Frolov also scored to help the Kings end a two-game losing streak. Ryan Potulny scored for the Oilers.

Greene, a former Oilers player acquired by the Kings in the trade for defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with 4:28 left. Greene beat Jeff Deslauriers with a point shot high to the stick side.

"That was a big one," Greene said. "Mind you, any goal for me is a big one. They don't come too often. It was a good feeling to get a game-winner against my old team. I was just trying to shoot it hard. I had no idea where it was going."

Frolov iced the game with an empty-net goal.

The Oilers have won just four of their last 16 games to drop to 10-12-3.

"It was one of those games that was up there for grabs by one of the two teams and they got it and we didn't," Oilers coach Pat Quinn said. "We played just poorly enough to not win it and they played just well enough to win it. They're going home with two points and we are sucking wind."

Edmonton took a major blow in the second period when Ales Hemsky was drilled into the boards by Michal Handzus. Hemsky sustained an upper-body injury and didn't return.

"He got hit earlier in the game as well but this one was full force into the boards," Quinn said. "It was a hard hit and he got himself hurt. I don't know how long he will be out. But it's not real positive right now."

NOTES: It was the first meeting between the two teams this season. Last season, they split four one-goal games. ... Los Angeles scoring star Anze Kopitar has gone seven games without a goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
17:37
EDM
Ryan Potulny (3) ASST: Sheldon Souray (4), Ethan Moreau (2)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
06:38
LAK
Wayne Simmonds (6) ASST: Randy Jones (3), Scott Parse (4)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
15:32
LAK
Matt Greene (1) ASST: Wayne Simmonds (7), Sean O'Donnell (4)
2 - 1 LAK
19:40
LAK
EN - Alex Frolov (6) ASST: Dustin Brown (13)
3 - 1 LAK
penalty summary
1st Period
10:33
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Cross checking against  Justin Williams
2nd Period
04:47
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Fighting (maj) against  Sean O'Donnell
04:47
LAK
Sean O'Donnell  Fighting (maj) against  Jean-Francois Jacques
08:13
LAK
Michal Handzus  Boarding against  Ales Hemsky
12:46
EDM
Sam Gagner  Tripping against  Anze Kopitar
12:57
LAK
Alex Frolov  Tripping against  Steve Staios
17:28
EDM
Patrick O'Sullivan  Interference against  Davis Drewiske
19:13
LAK
Michal Handzus  Roughing against  Sheldon Souray
19:13
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  Michal Handzus
19:44
LAK
Randy Jones  Cross checking against  Patrick O'Sullivan
3rd Period
08:57
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Slashing against  Wayne Simmonds
08:57
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Slashing against  Andrew Cogliano
11:19
LAK
Wayne Simmonds  Holding against  Andrew Cogliano
goalie stats
Jonathan Quick
SA: 23TOI: 59:54
Saves: 22EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .957SH: 0 - 0
Jeff Deslauriers
SA: 34TOI: 59:23
Saves: 32EV: 28 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .941SH: 0 - 0