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Gaborik scores 2 goals to help Kings end 3-game skid with 3-0 win over Oilers

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) is crashed into by Edmonton Oilers' Steven Pinizzotto (13) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) is crashed into by Edmonton Oilers' Steven Pinizzotto (13) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Willie Mitchell (33) and Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall collide during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Los Angeles Kings' Willie Mitchell (33) and Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall collide during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (4) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones (31) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (4) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist and Martin Jones made just 17 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Kings snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Anze Kopitar also scored for the Kings, who had won just one of their previous five games.

Los Angeles has already clinched third in the Pacific Division and will play second-place San Jose in the first round of the playoffs.

The Oilers have lost two in a row and have now been shut out 10 times this season, seven of those coming on home ice.

The loss dropped Edmonton into 29th place in the NHL, a point back of Florida, which beat Toronto earlier in the evening.