Cam Talbot shut the door again.
The Edmonton Oilers goaltender made 35 saves for his second straight shutout in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings Monday night at Rogers Place.
The Oilers dominated the first period with Patrick Maroon giving them a lead just 1:04 into the game. Maroon batted a Connor McDavid rebound out of the air and past Jonathan Quick for his 25th of the season. Milan Lucic struck on the power play with 7:13 left in the first. McDavid and Leon Draisaitl assisted on both goals.
Draisaitl has nine points in the last four games.
The Oilers have won four in a row and improve to 39-24-9. They sit second in the Pacific Division with 87 points, four back on San Jose for the division lead.
Talbot now has seven shutouts on the season, second in the NHL to Washington’s Braden Holtby, who has eight. It’s the third time in his career Talbot has recorded shutouts in back-to-back starts, though this is the first time he’s done it in consecutive team games.
The Oilers finish their eight-game home stand at 5-2-1. They’ll visit Anaheim on Wednesday. (jrw)