The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames both lost on the road on Saturday. For Edmonton however, the loss was significantly more devastating as they try to qualify for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
On Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, Jeff Carter scored a goal and an assist as the Kings defeated the Oilers 4-1. With the loss, the Oilers remain three points back of the St. Louis Blues for eighth place in the Western Conference.
After a five game winning streak, the Oilers have now lost their last two games.
Meanwhile in Vancouver last night, the Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 5-2. It was the Flames’ thirteenth consecutive loss on the road.
It was a milestone night for Canucks captain Henrik Sedin. In the second period, Sedin recorded his 600th career assist on the game winning goal by Alexandre Burrows. Sedin then added a second assist later in the second period on a goal by Alexander Edler, and a shorthanded goal with 11 seconds left in the game.