LOS ANGELES - Dwayne Roloson made 39 saves in regulation and stopped both shots he faced in the shootout, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Dustin Penner had a goal and an assist, Shawn Horcoff scored a power-play goal and Ales Hemsky had two assists for the Oilers, who began their four-game trip with a win despite getting outshot 24-8 through the first two periods and 41-21 for the game.
The Oilers averaged 36.2 shots on net over their previous five games, compared to 25.4 by their opponents. The Kings came in allowing a league-low 27.2 shots per game, tied with San Jose.
Rookie defenceman Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal for Los Angeles in the second period, and Dustin Brown tied it during another power play with 26 seconds left in regulation. The Kings have lost two straight following a 7-1 stretch.
Sam Gagner and Robert Nilsson scored in the shootout. The Oilers are 5-1 in overtime games on the road, compared to 0-3 at home.
The Kings had a great chance to tie it with about 12 minutes left in the third period. Edmonton defenceman Tom Gilbert tried to flip the puck out of his zone and it struck Kings centre Patrick O'Sullivan, who went in on a breakaway and hit the left post after beating Roloson to the stick side.
The Kings got another opportunity late in the third after a penalty on Andrew Cogliano for tripping Brown put them on the power play. Michael Handzus won a faceoff from Kyle Brodziak with goalie Jonathan Quick pulled in favour of a sixth attacker, and the Kings captain redirected Alexander Frolov's one-timer from the left point with the blade of his stick for the equalizer.
The Oilers opened the scoring with their first official shot on net. Penner got a pass in the low slot from Hemsky and beat Quick to the glove side with a one-timer at 4:58 of the first period.
Horcoff scored at 13:11 on another one-timer from shot range, beating Quick high to the glove side about a minute after drawing a hooking penalty from Anze Kopitar.
After going 0-for-6 on the power play in Thursday's 2-0 loss to Calgary, the Kings got on the board at 6:29 of the second period during a 5-on-3 advantage, after staggered penalties against rookie Theo Peckham for interference and Steve Staios for holding. Johnson beat Roloson to the glove side with a screened 50-foot slap shot as Michal Handzus was parked at the edge of the crease - as he was on the tying goal.
Doughty's fourth goal came with 16 seconds left on Peckham's infraction. Peckham was playing in his fourth NHL game after getting recalled to replace former Kings defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky, who underwent season-ending shoulder surgery on Thursday.
Notes: Kings D Denis Gauthier returned to the lineup after serving a five-game suspension without pay for charging into Montreal's Josh Gorges and hitting him in the head. The ban cost Gauthier more than US$56,000 in salary. ... The Oilers are 17-0-1 when leading after two periods. ... Penner, who signed with Edmonton as a restricted free agent in August 2007 after winning a Stanley Cup with Anaheim, had seven goals in 17 career games against the Kings. ... The visiting team has won all three games in this season series, which concludes April 7 at Edmonton. ... Oilers D Denis Grebeshkov was scratched because of a high ankle sprain, which occurred in Wednesday's 7-2 win over Montreal. He is expected to be out of the lineup for a minimum of two weeks. ... The Kings have outscored their opponents 19-7 in the second period over their last 10 games. In their 5-4 shootout loss to Edmonton on Dec. 5 at Staples Center, they scored four goals in the second after spotting the Oilers a 3-0 lead.