Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking short-handed goal midway through the second period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Thursday night.

Derek Forbort had a goal and an assist and Devin Setoguchi and Tyler Toffoli also scored for Los Angeles. Peter Budaj made 26 saves.

Darnell Nurse and Oscar Klefbom scored for the Oilers,, who have now lost five straight games to fall to 2-7-1 since starting 7-1-0. Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves.

Trailing 2-0 after the first period, the Oilers scored twice in the second to tie it before Carter scored at 9:06 of the middle period.