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While the Edmonton Oilers

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have what appears to be a goaltending controversy Adam Clendening Jersey Womens , the Los Angeles Kings may have the finest netminder in franchise history between the pipes for the first time in more than a month.The Pacific Division rivals meet for the second time this week on Thursday night at Rogers Place.Cam Talbot has been the starter for the Oilers since joining the team in 2015, but he’s being pushed by Mikko Koskinen, who is back in the NHL after a four-game stint with the New York Islanders in 2010-11 followed by a solid career in Finland and the KHL.Article continues below ...The 30-year-old Finn has been nothing short of impressive so far, posting a 6-2-1 record with a 2.29 goals-against average, a .923 save percentage and two shutouts. He made 28 saves on Tuesday in Edmonton’s 1-0 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.Both of Koskinen’s shutouts have come at Rogers Place, where he is 3-0-0 with a 0.66 GAA and .979 save percentage as a starter. “The guys are playing great in front of me. It makes my job so much easier,” he said. “Everyone’s on the same page. Now we have to keep doing that every day and get better and better.”Talbot is 5-9-1 with a 3.29 GAA and .889 save percentage on the season. Though the 31-year-old veteran has given up 23 goals while losing six consecutive starts, coach Ken Hitchcock isn’t ready to give up on him — or say there’s a controversy.“I think the goaltending is our strength — both guys,” he said.“If one guy’s going and the other guy’s backing up, we’re more than comfortable with both.”Talbot stopped 27 of 30 shots as Edmonton (11-11-3) fell to the Kings 5-2 on Sunday.“Talbot was incredible in Los Angeles and held us in there at the start, and we’re getting good performances every night from both guys since I’ve been here Devin Shore Jersey ,” Hitchcock saidThe Oilers are 2-1-1 since Hitchcock took over on Nov. 20 and are going for their fifth win in six home games against the Kings.Los Angeles (9-12-1) is looking for its first three-game winning streak of the season. After topping the Oilers in southern California, the Kings got 32 saves from rookie Cal Petersen and Dustin Brown scored 53 seconds into overtime for a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.Petersen was thrust into the starting role after Jonathan Quick and Jack Campbell were sidelined with knee injuries. Quick was activated from injured reserve before the game against Vancouver and is expected to start either this contest or on Thursday against the Calgary Flames.The 23-year-old Petersen knows that Quick brings more than experience — and two Stanley Cup rings.“To have Quickie back, he’s such an important voice in the locker room and a strong leader that I think even tonight when he didn’t play, I think it was a huge morale boost to have him in the locker room,” said Petersen, who’s 4-3-0 with 2.46 GAA, a .927 save percentage and one shutout.Los Angeles went 6-7-0 without Quick, who will try to improve on an 0-3-1 record with a 4.55 GAA and .845 save percentage. He is 11-3-3 with a 1.64 GAA and .944 save percentage all time in Edmonton.Quick, the Kings’ career leader in wins, needs seven for 300 in his career.Brown has four goals in his last two games after going eight games without one. He has scored three goals in his last 16 visits to northern Alberta. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carey Price was terrific for the Montreal Canadiens on a night his team was outplayed for much of the game and outshot by the Columbus Blue Jackets. That’s how it happens sometimes when things are going right.Price stopped 34 shots as the Canadiens won their fourth in a row Womens Esa Lindell Jersey , beating the Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night. Surging Montreal has won five of the last six while trying to move out of the middle of the pack in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens are a point out of second place behind Toronto.Columbus, which had its own four-game win streak come to an end, outshot Montreal 35-26, but Price stopped some shots that would have been goals on other nights for the hot Blue Jackets. The Columbus top-liners — Cam Atkinson, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Artemi Panarin — all came up empty after each recorded points in every game of the win streak.Tomas Tatar and Joel Armia each scored twice as the Canadiens won in Columbus for the first time since 2015.“It’s a hard league to win on the road,” said Tatar, who got his first goals in 11 games, a drought dating to Dec. 28. “We were mentally ready for the game and we played great.”Joonas Korpisalo had 22 saves for the Blue Jackets, who play the second leg of a back-to-back on Saturday before heading into their bye week and the All-Star break.Korpisalo allowed a big rebound on a slap shot by Shea Weber and Tatar tapped it in for an easy goal for Montreal 6:44 into the game.Tatar got behind the Columbus defense and beat Korpisalo again in the second period, during a stretch in which the Blue Jackets were dominating but couldn’t find the back of the net.Columbus got on the board 5:17 into the third period when Oliver Bjorkstrand knocked one into the net amid heavy traffic in front.Armia got his first after Korpisalo had abandoned the net and was going to the bench to make way for an extra skater. He added an empty-netter with 1:12 left in the game.“I like the way our team handled the third period,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said. “We didn’t stop playing Jamie Benn Jersey , we didn’t give them much, we closed the play quickly. The second (period) was a little bit off. A big win in this building that’s been extremely hot as of late.”The Blue Jackets hit the post four times. Atkinson, the team’s stop scorer and an NHL All-Star, was 0 for 6 shooting the puck.“I think we played well enough to get at least a point out of that — but we don’t,” Columbus coach John Tortorella said.Columbus is tied for second in points with Washington and one behind the New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.NOTES: Columbus F Brandon Dubinsky was back in the lineup after missing four games with a strained oblique muscle. Anthony Duclair was a healthy scratch to make room. … Montreal F Paul Byron served the first of a three-game suspension for a charge and hit the head against Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar on Tuesday. Matthew Peca replaced him. … Montreal, with the league’s worst power play, was 0 for 3 with the man advantage.UP NEXT:Montreal: Hosts Philadelphia on Saturday.Columbus: At Minnesota on Saturday night.