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Kopitar, Lewis have 3 points apiece as Kings beat Oilers 5-2 to snap 3-game slide

  • Los Angeles Kings' Robyn Regehr (44), Tyler Toffoli (73) and Jeff Carter (77) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Los Angeles Kings' Robyn Regehr (44), Tyler Toffoli (73) and Jeff Carter (77) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Kyle Clifford (13) crashes into Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Los Angeles Kings' Kyle Clifford (13) crashes into Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar (11) and Edmonton Oilers' Benoit Pouliot (67) chase the loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar (11) and Edmonton Oilers' Benoit Pouliot (67) chase the loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis each had a goal and two assists as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Matt Greene, Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who snapped a three-game skid that came on the heels of an eight-game winning streak.

Luke Gazdic and Teddy Purcell had the goals for the Oilers, who have lost four of five.

Los Angeles got on the board 9 minutes into the opening period on its 10th shot of the game as Greene hammered a point shot past Oilers starter Ben Scrivens.

The Kings made it 2-0 in the final minute of the first when a bad pass by Benoit Pouliot turned into a 2-on-1 the other way, with Lewis converting on a pass from Kopitar.