Jan 16, 2011, 2:09 AM EDT
It was still a disastrous eight-game homestand for the Kings, but at least they ended it on a nice note. Beating the Oilers improved their record to 2-6, meaning that they earned four out of a possible 16 points.
Jarret Stoll was the biggest difference maker for Los Angeles in this game, as he scored the game winner as well as an empty-netter to help them earn a much-needed win.
The game didn’t provide a lot of fireworks, as Jonathan Bernier only needed to make 24 saves while Devan Dubnyk allowed four goals on 22 shots.
Speaking of much-needed wins, the Sharks won their first game after dropping six in a row by beating the Blues. Better yet, struggling star Dany Heatley shined the brightest, with two goals including the winning tally while Joe Thornton also performed well, with a goal and an assist.
Antti Niemi made 28 stops for the win, while Jaroslav Halak made 25 out of 29 saves.
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