EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Los Angeles coach Andy Murray summed up
the Kings' comeback victory perfectly
"We have to get out of town as quick as we can because we stole
two points," Murray said.
He wasn't kidding.
Los Angeles' Joe Corvo tied it with 1:10 left with goalie Roman
Cechmanek off for an extra attacker. Then Jason Holland scored the
winner with six seconds left in the Kings' 4-3 victory over the
Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
"It was a shocking finish," Holland said. "I looked up and
saw that there was about 10, 12 seconds left and I figured, go for
it. They're not going to have enough time to turn it over and go
back down the other end."
Edmonton's Ryan Smyth had a chance to lock up the game, but his
long clearing attempt missed the empty Kings' goal and went for
icing, allowing Los Angeles to work deep in the Edmonton zone.
"That's huge," Holland said. "There were a lot of big factors
Edmonton took a 3-2 lead on goals by Georges Laraque and
Fernando Pisani in a 1:37 span of the third, but the Kings rallied
to move into seventh place in the Western Conference.
"We went from being so high to so low," Laraque said. "That's
a gift we gave them. We gave them two points."
Los Angeles defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky was taken off the ice
on a stretcher after falling awkwardly into the boards in the
Visnovsky was checked by Oilers forward Ethan Moreau and fell
into the boards, apparently hitting his head and left shoulder.
Visnovsky was able to sit up as he was carted off the ice, his left
arm secured against his body. He was taken to hospital for
Kings forward Ian Laperriere got into a fight with Moreau
moments after the play.
^Notes:@ Klatt, a free-agent signing in the summer, has 13 goals and
18 assists. ... Edmonton outshot the Kings 13-6 in each of the
first two periods. ... Isbister hurt his right leg crashing into
the boards in the third period. He was helped off the ice and went
right to the dressing room.
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Arena: Rexall Place Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Kevin Pollock, Jay Sharrers Linesmen: Mike Cvik, Randy Mitton
Attendance: 16,839 (100.0% full)
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