Game report: Kings 4, Oilers 3

Key play: Nick Shore scored with 1:39 remaining in the game to give the Kings a 4-3 victory Saturday over the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center. Shore’s goal, his second of the season, came only seconds after a power play ended.

Pivotal performers: Marian Gaborik and Tanner Pearson each scored a goal and had an assist to propel the Kings to a 2-0 in the first period. Gaborik’s goal was his first since Oct. 18 against the Colorado Avalanche, ending an 11-game drought.

Quote, unquote: “We had some good shifts together,” Gaborik of clicking with Pearson. “We had some good forechecks. We were better getting to pucks in the first period. It’s always good to get on the board, especially in a win. Hopefully, I can pick it up from here.”

Milestone moments: Center Anze Kopitar played in his 700th game in the NHL, all with the Kings. He is one of eight players to have played 700 games with the Kings. Drew Doughty played in his 541st game, tying Sean O’Donnell for fifth on the team’s all-time list among defensemen.

Between the pipes: Jonathan Quick returned to the Kings’ net after Jhonas Enroth started in a 2-1 victory Thursday over the New York Islanders. Cam Talbot started for the Oilers after Anders Nilsson was in goal for a victory Wednesday over the Ducks and a loss Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes.

Injury updates: Oilers rookie Connor McDavid remained sidelined by a broken collarbone suffered during a Nov. 3 game against the Philadelphia Flyers. McDavid, the No. 1 overall draft pick last June, is expected to be out for several months. Edmonton’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn’t play because of an illness.