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Kings' big line is too much for Oilers

Lucic-Carter-Toffoli trio combine for four goals, 10 points

by Curtis Zupke / Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have emphasized getting back to their championship form for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

They didn't exactly play Kings' hockey on Saturday, but they did end a three-game losing streak whenTyler Toffoli had two goals and two assists,Jeff Carter scored twice and Milan Lucic contributed three assists in a 6-4 victory against the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center.

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Situation Room

Video Review: EDM @ LAK - 4:46 of the Second Period

Video review confirmed referee's call that puck did not cross goal line @NHL

Situation Room: EDM vs. LAK

Situation Room: No goal call stands

An official video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that the puck did not cross the goal line, resulting in no goal for Edmonton

  • 01:09 •

At 7:37 of the second period in the Oilers/Kings game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Los Angeles net from 4:46. Video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that the puck did not cross the goal line. No goal Edmonton.

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Kings, Oilers answer each other's goals quickly

Respond less than 30 seconds after other team scores in first period @NHL

Toffoli opens scoring early

EDM@LAK: Toffoli nets rebound 16 seconds into game

3/26/16: Tyler Toffoli snaps the puck past the glove of Laurent Brossoit to give the Kings a 1-0 lead 16 seconds into the game

  • 00:53 •

The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers each answered a goal by the other in less than 30 seconds during the first period Saturday at Staples Center.

Tyler Toffoli gave the Kings a 1-0 lead 16 seconds into the game, but Jordan Eberle tied it for the Oilers 22 seconds later.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: EDM @ LAK - 10:20 of First Period

Original call stands - good goal Los Angeles Kings @NHL

Situation Room: EDM vs. LAK

March 26, 2016

3/26/16: The Oilers challenge goaltender interference on Jeff Carter's goal in the 1st period, and after review, the call stands as a good goal

  • 02:48 •

At 10:20 of the first period in the Oilers/Kings game, Edmonton requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Milan Lucic interfered with Edmonton goaltender Laurent Brossoit before the puck entered the net. 

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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Gretzky gives Bieber Oilers jersey at concert

Great One, wife and daughter meet Canadian pop star, who wears new sweater on stage @NHL

The Great One has a case of Bieber Fever.

Wayne Gretzky, who held his fantasy camp in Las Vegas this week, attended Justin Bieber's concert there Friday with his wife, Janet, and daughter Emma. 

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game preview

Kings' Vincent Lecavalier game-time decision

Forward missed previous game with undisclosed injury, could return against Oilers

by Curtis Zupke / Correspondent

OILERS (30-40-7) at KINGS (44-25-5)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; FS-W, CBC, NHL-TV

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Kings center Vincent Lecavalier will be a game-time decision when the Kings play the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center on Saturday, coach Darryl Sutter said.

Lecavalier was scratched Thursday with an undisclosed injury that Sutter reportedly said was not serious. He took some turns in line rushes at the Kings' practice facility but Sutter indicated he would err on the side of caution.

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