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Trevor Moore’s first hat trick carries Kings past Oilers

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Nov 16, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Los Angeles Kings forward Viktor Arvidsson (33) tries to knock the puck away from Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) during the first period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Moore scored all three goals for the visiting Los Angeles Kings in a 3-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

It was the first hat trick of Moore’s five-year NHL career and just his third multigoal game.

Viktor Arvidsson had three assists and Cal Petersen made 22 saves for the Kings, who were coming off a 6-5 loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday in the opener of the four-game trip.

Zach Hyman scored and Stuart Skinner stopped 29 shots for the Oilers, who have lost five of their past seven games.

Moore scored at 17:12 of the second period to give the Kings a 2-1 lead.

Edmonton forward Connor McDavid had just stepped out of the penalty box when Moore connected on a one-timer from the right circle.

Moore scored into an empty net with 53 seconds left to make it 3-1.

McDavid, who came in leading the NHL in goals (15) and points (32), saw his 10-game point streak (10 goals, 12 assists) come to an end.

McDavid did not have a shot on goal until 4:59 remained in the game, and he committed two minor penalties for just the sixth time in his NHL career.

McDavid’s longtime linemate, Leon Draisaitl, had his 11-game point streak (seven goals, 13 assists) come to a halt. Draisaitl, who sits second in the NHL in points (28), did not have a shot on goal through the first two periods either.

Moore gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead at 4:23 of the first period.

Phillip Danault won the puck along the wall and made a one-hand centering pass to Moore for the one-timer from the high slot.

Arvidsson appeared to save a goal midway through the first period when McDavid swiped at the puck and it slid by Petersen and was headed for net, but Arvidsson swiped it aside with his stick.

The Kings blocked 29 shots in all while the Oilers blocked just eight.

Hyman tied the game off an assist from Ryan Murray at 12:47 of the second period.

Skinner made a save on a breakaway by Anze Kopitar at 14:00 of the middle period, but Moore scored 3:12 later to put the Kings ahead for good.

–Field Level Media