Jeff Carter’s deflection of Trevor Lewis’ perimeter shot from the left wing after an Edmonton Oilers turnover in the neutral zone provided the Kings with the go-ahead goal with 50 seconds remaining. Jarret Stoll added a clinching empty-net goal Tuesday night. Lewis assisted on Colin Fraser’s second-period goal, giving the Kings a 1-0 lead. Sam Gagner scored the only goal for the Oilers. Fraser returned to the lineup when Kings coach Darryl Sutter scratched the unproductive Simon Gagne on Tuesday. The Kings’ three-game trip concludes Wednesday against the Calgary Flames.
“They have a lot of talent up front, a lot of speed,” Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi said of the Oilers during a postgame TV interview on Fox Sports West. “It’s definitely a different style to play against, but the guys did a good job. … I thought everyone did a solid job. … I thought we outplayed them for the majority of the game. To be tied 1-1 was a little bit of a downer, but you can’t let it faze you.”