EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tanner Pearson broke a tie late in the third period with his first goal since breaking his leg last season and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Pearson’s power-play goal put the Kings ahead with 3:26 left. He found the rebound from Jake Muzzin’s shot and slapped it past goalie Cam Talbot.
Connor McDavid nearly tied it for Edmonton with 5.2 seconds left, but Jonathan Quick sprawled to catch his backhander right at the goal line. A replay review upheld the no-goal call.
Pearson’s score came fewer than 3 minutes after Taylor Hall tied it for Edmonton on the power play. Hall redirected a pass from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for his third of the season.
Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter also scored for the Kings. Drew Doughty had two assists.
McDavid set up Benoit Pouliot’s…