EDMONTON - Taylor Hall scored the overtime winner as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.
Hall scored his 15th of the season on a power play 3:06 into extra time after a terrific backhand pass from Horcoff.
Josh Green scored in regulation for the Oilers (17-23-4), who have managed just three wins in their last 15 games.
Justin Williams responded for the Kings (22-15-9), who were 2-0-1 in their three previous matches to sit three points back of San Jose for first in the Pacific Division.
Edmonton started the scoring just past the midmark of the first period as a Jeff Petry blast from the point as a penalty expired was tipped past Kings starter Jonathan Quick by Green for his first of the season. Green's last NHL goal came almost exactly five years earlier, when he scored against Montreal on Jan. 16, 2007.
The Oilers came close to making it 2-0 a few minutes later when Taylor Hall had an open net to shoot at but couldn't get a backhand shot up after being knocked down to the ice.
Edmonton had 12 first-period shots to the Kings' six on Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk.
The Oilers kept the pressure coming and were robbed of a goal seven minutes into the second when Quick made a stop on a Green shot and then came across the crease to make a tremendous glove save to take a goal away from Ryan Jones.
Quick did it again with five minutes left in the second as he came across to stone Sam Gagner with a pad save after a nice bit of tic-tac-toe passing by the Oilers' top unit.
The Kings tied the game six minutes into the third when Williams tipped a Slava Voynov point shot past Dubnyk to eventually send the game to extra time. Anze Kopitar picked up his 400th career NHL point on the play.
Both teams return to the ice on Tuesday as the Kings conclude a three-game Western Canadian trip in Vancouver and the Oilers travel to Columbus.
Notes: It was the second of four meetings this season between the two teams. The Oilers won the first match-up 3-0 in Los Angeles in November. The Kings swept their four-game series with the Oilers last year. ??? The Oilers are a banged up squad with their two leading scorers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, both expected to be out until after the all-star game. Forward Eric Belanger missed his first game of the season with a leg injury. Also out of the lineup are defencemen Tom Gilbert, Ryan Whitney and Cam Barker. ??? The Kings are much better off on the injury front, missing Simon Gagne, out indefinitely with a concussion, and Scott Parse, who will miss the remainder of the season for hip surgery. ??? Los Angeles came into the contest with a 7-1-4 record since Darryl Sutter took over behind the bench just before Christmas. ??? Eight of the Kings' last 14 games were tied after regulation time.