- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 27, 2008

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (AP) - Jason LaBarbera made 22 saves, and Anze Kopitar and Patrick O’Sullivan each had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings‘ 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

Kopitar broke a tie midway through the second period, batting the puck out of the air and into the net, to help Los Angeles snap a two game losing streak. The Kings improved to 9-9-3 with their second win in six games.

Ales Hemsky scored for Edmonton. The Oilers have lost two straight and five of their last six to drop to 9-10-2.

The Kings opened the scoring early in the first period with the teams playing 4-on-4. Oilers goalie Dwayne Roloson was able to make a save on Kopitar’s screen shot, but O’Sullivan scored off the rebound.

Edmonton tied it midway through the period. Dustin Penner drove to the net and backhanded a pass to Hemsky, who had plenty of time to tuck the puck into an open net past LaBarbera.

Notes:@ LaBarbera got his first start in goal for the Kings since Nov. 1. He started the first 10 games of the season, but hadn’t played since. … Edmonton’s Tim Sestito played in his first NHL game.

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