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WASHINGTON (AP) - Andrei Loktionov scored the tiebreaking goal at 3:36 of the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the punchless Washington Capitals 4-1 Saturday to extend their point streak to a season-high eight games.

Michal Handzus and Jarret Stoll also scored in the third period for the Kings, whose 6-0-2 run is their longest since a nine-game streak from Jan. 21-Feb. 6, 2010.

Los Angeles is 3-0-2 at the midpoint of a franchise-record, 10-game road trip.

Jonathan Bernier had 22 saves for the Kings after allowing a goal to Alex Ovechkin on the first shot of the game. Bernier, the backup to Jonathan Quick, has not yielded more than two goals in four starts.

The Capitals have scored two goals or fewer in nine of 13 games. Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves for Washington, which will play its next five games on the road.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Alex Kovalev had two goals and an assist for Ottawa, which snapped an 11-game losing streak and avoided falling into the NHL basement by beating last-place Edmonton.

Milan Michalek, Bobby Butler and Peter Regin also scored for the Senators (18-30-8), who broke an 0-9-2 skid and moved four points ahead of Edmonton. Brian Elliott needed to stop only 15 shots to earn the win.

Dustin Penner had a pair of goals, and Andrew Cogliano netted the other for the Oilers (16-31-8), who have dropped two in a row and have won only two of 13 games. Nikolai Khabibulin made 20 saves, but his personal losing streak was extended to 14 games.

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