Eric Gryba's goal at 7:03 of the second period would put Edmonton up 2-1 over the Kings Tuesday night. The goal was only Gryba's second of the year, and both have come against Los Angeles. Both have been game-winners, but last night's meant a lot more. With the 2-1 win, Edmonton clinched their first playoff berth since 2006.
"I think it's a lot bigger than I'm thinking it is or was," said the defenceman. "For me, if it wasn't me that was going to score it was going to be somebody else. We were all confident we were going to win that game."
"For some reason, pucks seem to find the back of the net for him when we play the Kings," said Oilers goalie Cam Talbot. "Any time you put the puck towards net, good things happen and that's what he was trying to do last night. We got a couple fortunate bounces there and it was a huge goal for the team and a huge one for him."