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LOS ANGELES – Marian Gaborik and Jeff Carter scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings moved up in the playoff chase with an 8-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Drew Doughty and captain Dustin Brown ended lengthy goal-scoring droughts in the first period to kick off the Kings' highest-scoring performance in a half-decade. They added three third-period goals against Edmonton goalie Tyler Bunz, who made his NHL debut.
Jordan Nolan also ended a long goal drought as the defending Stanley Cup champions pulled even with Winnipeg for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Los Angeles also moved one point behind Calgary for third place in the Pacific Division.
Los Angeles hadn't scored eight goals in a game since April 1, 2010, against Vancouver.