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Kings shell Talbot with three goals in 96 seconds, beat Oilers 5-2

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EDMONTON - Dustin Brown and Trevor Lewis each recorded a goal and two assists as the Los Angeles Kings scored three goals in a span of 96 seconds to win their third game in a row, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday.

Dwight King, Michael Mersch and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings (23-11-2), who have won four of their last six games.

Benoit Pouliot and Mark Letestu replied for the Oilers (15-20-3), who have lost three straight and saw a seven-game winning streak at home ended.

Edmonton had 13 shots on Kings starter Jonathan Quick in the scoreless first, while Los Angeles had 10 on Oilers goalie Cam Talbot.

The Kings broke the deadlock 4:22 into the second period after some soft play behind the net by defender Justin Schultz allowed King, playing his first game of the season, to emerge from behind the goal line and sneak a bad-angled shot past Talbot.

That opened the floodgates, as the Kings quickly made it 3-0 with goals 16 seconds apart. Just over a minute after King scored, Mersch swung out behind the net and scored his first career NHL goal. Seconds later, Toffoli beat Talbot over the shoulder, prompting the Oilers to replace him in net with Anders Nilsson.

Edmonton got one back midway through the second as Pouliot scored in his third goal in the last two games, beating Quick with a wrist shot.

Los Angeles made it 4-1 with six minutes left in the second as Lewis converted on a nice feed from Brown.

The Oilers scored two minutes into the third as Lauri Korpikoski sent a backhand feed in front to Letestu for the goal.

Brown scored his fourth of the season on the power play with eight minutes to play.

Both teams return to action on Thursday, as the Oilers continue a six-game homestand against the Anaheim Ducks and the Kings travel to Calgary to face the Flames.

Notes: Kings forward Anze Kopitar entered the game with a +31 rating in his career against Edmonton??? Out with injuries for Los Angeles were Jeff Carter (upper body), Matt Greene (shoulder), Dwight King (foot) and Kyle Clifford (upper body)??? Absent from the Oilers lineup were Connor McDavid (collarbone), Rob Klinkhammer (ankle), Nail Yakupov (ankle), Brandon Davidson (ribs), Oscar Klefbom (finger) and Andrew Ference (undisclosed).

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