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Oilers 2-0 lead comes crumbling down in the second period

Edmonton Oilers v Los Angeles Kings
Not how they had it planned
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  • You had a really good feeling about last night’s game. The Oilers took a 2-0 lead to the locker room after the first period last night. Milan Lucic scored his 20th goal of the season, and it was on the power play. McDavid scored his 95th point with an assist on Lucic’s goal. Everything going good.
  • That’s when the Kings scored three straight. Not exactly in the cards. Nick Shore scored an early one for the Kings, later Dustin Brown and Nic Dowd scored two in three minutes to give the Kings a 3-2 lead. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his second goal of the game late in the period by splitting two defenders to tie it up at 3-all after two, but the Kings would take advantage in the third.
  • Trevor Lewis and Tanner Pearson each scored in the third period to make it 5-3 Kings. Darnell Nurse would strike on what seemed like a harmless wrister from the blue line to make it 5-4, but Drew Doughty would score late in the third to put a lid on it. 6-4 Kings.
  • Lose to the Kings, bad enough. The Ducks took advantage of Edmonton’s loss in LA by taking down Calgary by a 3-1 margin. Anaheim widens their Pacific standings lead by four. It doesn’t remove the chance for the Oilers to win the Pacific, but it surely doesn’t help.
  • SOME GOOD: McDavid’s 95th point of the season came on Lucic’s power play goal in the first. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a two goal game. Jordan Eberle scored his 30th assist of the 2016-17 campaign, he remains third in scoring for the Oilers.
  • COMING SOON: Oilers are in San Jose on Thursday before closing out the season with two games against Vancouver. 100 points are still in sight, but the Oilers will probably have to win all three to have a shot at the Pacific Division lead.