The Los Angeles Kings 6:3 Edmonton Oilers: Reactions

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The Los Angeles Kings 6:3 Edmonton Oilers: Reactions

The Los Angeles Kings won against the Edmonton Oilers with a score of 6:3. Kevin Fiala excelled with 2 goals and 2 assists. He is happy because of his excellent performance. "I'm just trying to play hockey," Fiala said, as quoted by

"I had a lot of chances before that, it's not as though I wasn't playing good or anything like that. Right now, the last two games especially, they went in and it's nice to see that." Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft believes that the offensive line could have been much better.

He still had complaints that they could work on. "I thought there were some very good looks that we got to, and we weren't sharp enough on our offensive opportunities, and that's going to happen some nights," -Jay Woodcroft said.

"Our power play has operated at the level it has this season, it's going to happen. How about the penalty kill step up and take care of the other team's power play? If that would have happened, I think we wouldn't be talking about our lack of production."

Todd McLellan

Kings coach Todd McLellan didn't expect many things that happened in the match, but he knows how much this victory will mean for him going forward.

"We wanted to win the special teams battle, and when you do against that team, you give yourselves a much better chance at success,"-Todd McLellan said. "If you would have told me at the beginning of the night it would have been 4-0 in our favor, I'm not sure I would have agreed with you, considering we had 12 minutes of penalty kill.

It's not a recipe for success against that team. Rarely are they going to be shut out in that type of situation, so we were fortunate to come through it tonight." Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins talked about penalty problems.

"I thought 5-on-5 we were getting some looks, but we ran into penalty problems, and we essentially lost the game on special teams," Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. "Usually we're putting some in [on the power play], but tonight, we couldn't find it.

I think they got four on theirs, and it's tough to win a game when you're giving up four like that, other than us matching it on the power play."