Patrick Maroon’s major penalty late in the second period proved to be a costly one for the Edmonton Oilers.
The Oilers forward hit Kings defenceman Drew Doughty in the head and Los Angeles scored three times on the ensuing power play for a 5-0 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday night.
“When stuff like that happens, your team just comes together, scoring three goals on the power play to really shove it up their butts was awesome,” said Doughty, who left the game but was able to return early in the third period.
“I’m feeling all right now. I didn’t see it at all. He got me right in the head. I didn’t have the puck, that’s why I was so shocked by it. But I’ve known Maroon for a long time, he’s just trying to finish a hit. I don’t know that he meant to try and hurt me. I forgive him.”
Patrick Maroon got a match penalty for this targeted hit to Drew Doughty’s head…<br><br>Definitely not a good look for Maroon… skated straight at Doughty and hit him high. <a href=”https://t.co/hLVh6O0NxT”>pic.twitter.com/hLVh6O0NxT</a>
Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for his third shutout of the season and Dustin Brown had a pair of goals to lead the Kings.
Kings make Oilers pay
Andy Andreoff, Marian Gaborik and Adrian Kempe also scored for Los Angeles (24-11-5), which has gone 4-1-2 in its last seven games.
Brown said getting payback for the hit with the lengthy man advantage was a motivator.
“That’s part of it, especially when it’s probably our best player,” Brown said. “But probably more so it’s a divisional game and we can finish it in the first five minutes of the third period. And that’s what we did.
“The power play hasn’t been great for us this year, but you don’t need a great power play, just a timely one.”
For his part, Maroon said there was no intent to injure on the play.
“I’m glad he came back and finished the game,” Maroon said. “Honestly, I’m a big forward, just going in to do my job on the forecheck. My elbow didn’t come up, it’s just unfortunate that my body hit him in the head.
“I play the game hard. I’m just mad they gave me a match [penalty] and it hurt us.”
Cam Talbot stopped 28 shots as Edmonton (17-20-3) lost its fourth in a row, getting outscored 18-6 in that span.
The Kings’s scoring spree started 1:36 into the third, as Gaborik used a screen to rifle his eighth goal of the season past Talbot. They got another one four minutes into the third when an Anze Kopitar shot hit a defender on the way towards Talbot and was helped on its way into the net by Brown.
Los Angeles made it 4-0 with its third power-play goal shortly afterwards, as a shot that caromed off the glass had Talbot looking the wrong way, allowing Kempe to score a gift goal.
Brown added another late goal for the Kings.
Los Angeles finally broke the scoreless deadlock with 5:39 remaining in the second period on a two-on-one break as Torrey Mitchell fed Andreoff and he beat Talbot for just his second goal of the season.
Edmonton came close to tying the game up with 40 seconds left in the second, but a Jesse Puljujarvi shot rang off the post with a wide open net to aim at.
Oilers captain Connor McDavid has now gone three games without a point for the first time in his NHL career.
Both teams return to action on Thursday as the Kings head to Calgary to face the Flames and the Oilers play host to the Anaheim Ducks.
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Edmonton /ˈɛdməntən/ (About this sound listen) is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the “Calgary–Edmonton Corridor”.
The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta’s second-largest city and Canada’s fifth-largest municipality. Also in 2016, Edmonton had a metropolitan population of 1,321,426, making it the sixth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Edmonton is North America’s northernmost city that has a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.
Edmonton’s historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place) and a series of annexations ending in 1982.[ Known as the “Gateway to the North”, the city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.
Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname “Canada’s Festival City”. It is home to North America’s largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world’s largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum.
Further information: History of Edmonton and Timeline of Edmonton history
The earliest known inhabitants settled in the area that is now Edmonton around 3,000 BC and perhaps as early as 12,000 BC, when an ice-free corridor opened as the last glacial period ended and timber, water, and wildlife became available in the region.
In 1754, Anthony Henday, an explorer for the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), may have been the first European to enter the Edmonton area. His expeditions across the Canadian Prairies were mainly to seek contact with the aboriginal population for establishing the fur trade, as competition was fierce between the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company. By 1795, Fort Edmonton was established on the river’s north bank as a major trading post for the Hudson’s Bay Company. The new fort’s name was suggested by John Peter Pruden after Edmonton, London, the home town of both the HBC deputy governor Sir James Winter Lake, and Pruden.
In 1876, Treaty 6, which includes what is now Edmonton, was signed between the Aboriginal peoples in Canada (or First Nations) and Queen Victoria as Queen of Canada, as part of the Numbered Treaties of Canada. The agreement includes the Plains and Woods Cree, Assiniboine, and other band governments of First Nations at Fort Carlton, Fort Pitt and Battle River. The area covered by the treaty represents most of the central area of the current provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
The coming of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to southern Alberta in 1885 helped the Edmonton economy, and the 1891 building of the Calgary and Edmonton (C&E) Railway resulted in the emergence of a railway townsite (South Edmonton/Strathcona) on the river’s south side, across from Edmonton. The arrival of the CPR and the C&E Railway helped bring settlers and entrepreneurs from eastern Canada, Europe, U.S. and other parts of the world. The Edmonton area’s fertile soil and cheap land attracted settlers, further establishing Edmonton as a major regional commercial and agricultural centre. Some people participating in the Klondike Gold Rush passed through South Edmonton/Strathcona in 1897. Strathcona was North America’s northernmost railway point, but travel to the Klondike was still very difficult for the “Klondikers”, and a majority of them took a steamship north to the Yukon from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jasper Avenue, ca. 1907
Incorporated as a town in 1892 with a population of 700 and then as a city in 1904 with a population of 8,350, Edmonton became the capital of Alberta when the province was formed a year later, on September 1, 1905. In November 1905, the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) arrived in Edmonton, accelerating growth.
During the early 1900s, Edmonton’s rapid growth led to speculation in real estate. In 1912, Edmonton amalgamated with the City of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River; as a result, the city extended south of the North Saskatchewan River for the first time.
Just prior to World War I, the boom ended, and the city’s population declined from more than 72,000 in 1914 to less than 54,000 only two years later. Many impoverished families moved to subsistence farms outside the city, while others fled to greener pastures in other provinces. Recruitment to the Canadian army during the war also contributed to the drop in population. Afterwards, the city slowly recovered in population and economy during the 1920s and 1930s and took off again during and after World War II.
The Edmonton City Centre Airport opened in 1929, becoming Canada’s first licensed airfield.Originally named Blatchford Field in honour of former mayor Kenny Blatchford, pioneering aviators such as Wilfrid R. “Wop” May and Max Ward used Blatchford Field as a major base for distributing mail, food, and medicine to Northern Canada; hence Edmonton’s emergence as the “Gateway to the North”. World War II saw Edmonton become a major base for the construction of the Alaska Highway and the Northwest Staging Route.
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