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Riding the Zamboni - Saturday, January 15th (late edition)


James O’Brien

For a recap of the early afternoon tilt between the Penguins and Bruins, click here. If you want to read the early edition of Riding the Zamboni, click here.

Los Angeles 5, Edmonton 2

It was still a disastrous eight-game homestand for the Kings, but at least they ended it on a nice note. Beating the Oilers improved their record to 2-6, meaning that they earned four out of a possible 16 points.

Jarret Stoll was the biggest difference maker for Los Angeles in this game, as he scored the game winner as well as an empty-netter to help them earn a much-needed win.

The game didn’t provide a lot of fireworks, as Jonathan Bernier only needed to make 24 saves while Devan Dubnyk allowed four goals on 22 shots.

San Jose 4, St. Louis 2

Speaking of much-needed wins, the Sharks won their first game after dropping six in a row by beating the Blues. Better yet, struggling star Dany Heatley shined the brightest, with two goals including the winning tally while Joe Thornton also performed well, with a goal and an assist.

Antti Niemi made 28 stops for the win, while Jaroslav Halak made 25 out of 29 saves.