Kopitar, Lewis lead Kings past Oilers 5-2 to stop skid

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — 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.

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