|14-15-6, 34 points, .971 p/g||Ranks||15-20-3, 33 points, .868 p/g|
|Pacific Division - 6th||Pacific Division - 7th|
The game remained knotted at zero until the Kings busted open the door early in the second period. A series of three goals in just over 90 seconds gave Los Angeles all the scoring they needed, as the Oilers were unable to shake off the onslaught. A bad angle goal by Dwight King gave the Kings a 1-0 lead, when none other than Michael Mersch scored his first career goal. "Of course" you blurt out. "Michael Mersch!" Michael Mersch's goal was followed by another goal sixteen seconds later by Tyler Toffoli, and the Kings never looked back. LA skated away with a 5-2 victory, and the Oilers now sit last in the Pacific.
The Oilers still remain only four points away from third place in the Pacific. That's all well and good, but the team is going to have to win some games between now and the end of the season for that to hold any weight. Let's go to the tape.
The Oilers are saying
"I would say that he's pretty much ready to go, unless somebody tells me otherwise after our meeting here"
That's Oilers head coach Todd McLellan on defenceman Brandon Davidson. Davidson has been held out of the lineup for a couple weeks with a rib injury.
The opponents are saying
"The team played great in front of me. Fourteen shots. Any time you give that up, you know you're doing something right. I have to give a lot of credit to them. I was just trying to be there when they needed me."