LOS ANGELES – Jarret Stoll scored the go-ahead goal and added an empty-netter to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
Marco Sturm, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty also scored and Jonathan Bernier made 24 saves as the Kings completed a 2-6 homestand.
Andrew Cogliano and Dustin Penner scored for the Oilers, who have the worst record in the Western Conference. They failed to score on five power plays and are 0 for 33 since Taylor Hall's goal against the Kings on Dec. 23.
Kings captain Dustin Brown was sent off for tripping goalie Devan Dubnyk at 4:47 of the second period. Seconds after Brown left the penalty box, Sturm sent him a pass in the neutral zone — resulting in a 2-on-1 rush — and Stoll beat Dubnyk to the glove side to snap a 2-2 tie.
Doughty added an insurance goal with 17:16 remaining.
Penner opened the scoring at 6:02 of the first, backhanding the puck past Bernier from just outside the left post while the goalie was on his knees. Sturm tied it at 11:13.
The Kings took their first lead about 3½ minutes later on a 2-on-1 rush, which began when Justin Williams played the puck off the boards in the Kings' zone after a wide shot by Gilbert. Williams carried it into the Oilers' end before setting up Kopitar's 16th goal.
Edmonton pulled even at 15:56 of the first when Liam Reddox got in the way of an attempted clearing pass by Rob Scuderi. Ryan Jones set up Cogliano's wrist shot after the turnover.
Kings forward Wayne Simmonds was injured at 1:19 of the second period during a scuffle that ensued after Doughty leveled Hall with a clean shoulder hit as Hall carried the puck along the left boards in the neutral zone. Penner went after Doughty, Simmonds jumped into the fray, and Alex Hemsky tackled Simmonds.
The previous six meetings between the teams in Los Angeles were decided in shootouts, with Edmonton winning five.
NOTES: Rogie Vachon, who holds all the Kings' goalie records, was honored in a pregame ceremony. ... The Kings wore uniforms with the team's original purple and gold colors and crown on the chest. ... Kopitar, the Kings' lone NHL All-Star representative, ended a nine-game goal drought. He went a career-worst 13 games without a goal last season. ... Dubnyk, who stopped 41 shots in a 5-2 win at San Jose on Thursday, made consecutive starts for the first time since a three-game stretch in November when Nikolai Khabibulin was sidelined because of a groin injury. ... The Kings are 14-0 when leading after two periods.