Edmonton Oilers vs Chicago Blackhawks
Edmonton Oilers winger Dustin Penner (L) shoots the puck past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin (R) while Hawks defenseman Dustin Byfuglien closes in during the first period in Chicago on December 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
Dustin Penner scored the deciding goal in the final second of the middle period Friday and Los Angeles advanced in the playoffs with a 2-1 win over St. Louis.
Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams each scored in the third period Monday, rallying Los Angeles over St. Louis 4-3 to even their first-round playoff series.
Jonathan Bernier made 40 saves Tuesday to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 home win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Slava Voynov ignited a three-goal Los Angeles outburst in the third period and Anze Kopitar added three assists Monday in the Kings' 5-2 win over Anaheim.
Unrestricted free agent forward Dustin Penner opted to stay with the NHL champion Los Angeles Kings Sunday, signing a one-year deal worth $3.25 million.
It was a busy day in the NHL Monday as teams swapped and signed players ahead of the trade deadline but stopped short of blockbuster moves.
Ryan Smyth scored two power-play goals 6 minutes apart in the second period Wednesday to rally the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-1 victory over Edmonton.
Daniel Sedin scored twice in the second period to stake Vancouver to a three-goal lead Wednesday en route to a 4-2 victory over Edmonton.
Dwayne Roloson made 23 saves on 24 shots Saturday to post his 23rd NHL shutout and lead the Edmonton Oilers past Vancouver 3-0.
Kyle Brodziak's power-play goal with 2:20 left in overtime Saturday night lifted the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-2 win, ending San Jose's nine-game winning streak.