Connor McDavid and Jordan Eberle each had a goal and an assist, and Laurent Brossoit made 30 saves as the Edmonton Oilers knocked off the L.A. Kings 3-2.
The game was played in Vernon, B.C. The nearby town of Lumby won the Kraft Hockeyville contest.
Jesse Puljujarvi opened the scoring 9:32 into the game, wiring a long snap shot past Jack Campbell.
Connor McDavid whacked in a rebound from a sharp angle to make it 2-0 early in the second period.
The Kings finally struck 4:51 into the third when Paul LaDue’s point shot deflected off Darnell Nurse’s leg and eluded Laurent Brossoit. The Oilers responded 38 seconds later when Eberle converted a two-on-one with McDavid. Brayden McNabb pulled the Kings back to within a goal with 10:14 left.
However, the win came with a price for the Oilers. Forward Iiro Pakarinen left the game in the first period with what looked like a left leg injury. Defenceman Brandon Davidson didn’t return after taking a check to the head from Tanner Pearson in the second frame. Pearson was give a five-minute major on the play.
Oilers head coach Todd McLellan says Pakarinen will miss at least a month while Davidson is day-to-day.
The Oilers continue their pre-season Tuesday at Rogers Place against the Anaheim Ducks. (jrw)