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EDMONTON JOURNAL

Jim Matheson: Oilers rebound with strong outing against Kings

“The Oilers, who also got a breakaway score from Benoit Pouliot, rallied around Bachman and refused to let the Kings, who demolished them 8-2 a week ago, come back in a game they absolutely had to have.”

John MacKinnon: Short-handed Oilers find a way to trump Kings

“As for the spoiler role in the west on a night when former Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk backstopped Minnesota to a 2-1 victory over Chicago, clinching a playoff spot for the Wild, the Oilers inserted a dagger into the heart of the Kings.”

EDMONTON SUN

Robert Tychkowski: Bachman backstops Oilers to payback win over Kings

“With their goalie playing his first game since returning from his brother’s funeral, the Oilers rose up and delivered a gritty and inspirational show of support for their hurting teammate.”

Terry Jones: Edmonton Oilers show full value in win over defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings

“When you are in a playoff fight for your lives like L.A., who plays their back-up in Game 80? If nothing else, it announces to everybody in the room that this is a gimme like their 8-2 win at home against the Oilers last week.”

Derek Van Diest: SNAPSHOTS: After last week’s huge loss in Los Angeles, Oilers look to return favour to Kings

“On Saturday, the Oilers were unable to stick it directly to Calgary, losing 4-0. On Tuesday, the Flames were pulling for the Oilers, hoping they could beat the Kings.”

OILERS NATION

baggedmilk: GDB 80.0 Wrap Up: Kings @ Oilers

“I was happy to see Tyler Pitlick score his second goal of the year. The guy has gone through endless bad luck and injuries and you can’t help but pull for him.”

SB Nation – THE COPPER & BLUE

Ken.Price: Oilers win one for Bachman, derail Kings playoff plans

“From the opening faceoff, the Oilers must have looked like a completely different team compared to last week. They were bumping, and crashing and fighting.”