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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings returned to their hard forechecking ways and got a needed win. Old Skool Australia Outlet .Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking short-handed goal midway through the second period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.Derek Forbort and Tyler Toffoli each had a goal and an assist and Devin Setoguchi and also scored for Los Angeles. Peter Budaj made 26 saves.After going winless in their last four games on the road, the Kings returned to Staples Center and found the key piece of their game that had eluded them on the road.For us, its the read, shutting down and getting in on the forecheck, Setoguchi said. When we forecheck well, thats usually when we create our opportunities.Darnell Nurse and Oscar Klefbom scored for the Oilers, who have now lost five straight games to fall to 2-7-1 since starting 7-1-0. Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves.Oilers coach Todd McLellan said Carters short-handed goal hurt the most but Edmonton was ultimately doomed by another slow start.It seems to vary from night to night positionally, McLellan said. Whether its a D-man with a turnover, the forwards coughing something up and not getting in position at the right time. Its certainly something were aware of, were concerned with and trying to fix.Trailing 2-0 after the first period, the Oilers scored twice in the second to tie it before Carter scored at 9:06 of the middle period.Nurse made it 2-1 with a shot off the crossbar 3:44 into the second. A little under five minutes later, Klefbom tied it when he caught a pass in the slot and lifted an impressive backhand shot off the crossbar and behind Budaj.But just 34 seconds later, Carter won a faceoff and Toffoli led a 2-on-1 rush that resulted in Carters game-winner.We didnt get the save, but there were other mistakes on it, McLellan said. I thought it sucked the life out of us for a little bit.Setoguchi scored off a rebound with 6:45 left to play to make it 4-2, his third goal this season and third since the 2013-14.I didnt think we were that good in the first couple of periods, Setoguchi said. Then, in the third we had a couple good shifts back-to-back and we were able to score on one.Forbort scored his first goal of the season to put the Kings on the board 5:09 into the game. Toffoli then gave Los Angeles a 2-0 lead a few minutes later when he tapped in a centering pass from Carter.There was a bunch of traffic down there, (Kyle) Clifford made a good play and I was lucky it went in, Forbort said. Game notes Kings C Anze Kopitar remained out for the third straight game with an upper-body injury. . Kings D Matt Greene was a healthy scratch. . Oilers D Dillon Simpson and C Anton Lander was a healthy scratch. . Forbort had his second multipoint game of the season and his career. . Carter had his team-high fourth multipoint game. . The Kings extended their home winning streak against the Oilers to 10 games. They havent lost to Edmonton at Staples Center since Nov. 3, 2011.UP NEXTOilers: At Dallas on Saturday in the finale of a three-game trip.Kings: Host New Jersey on Saturday. Wholesale Vans Shoes Australia . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Authentic Old Skool Australia . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. http://www.oldskoolclearanceaustralia.com/ .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. With Round 6 of the Aviva Premiership and the Guinness PRO12 done and dusted and the Top 14 simmering gently, here is, based on this weekends form, our composite Lions team of the week.BACKS15. Rob Kearney (Leinster)The veteran fullback has been plagued by injury in recent times, and so the news that the two-time Lions tourist completed 76 minutes of work in Leinsters win over Munster on Saturday will not have gone unnoticed by Warren Gatland and his selectors.14. Marland Yarde (Harlequins)Yarde impressed in New Zealand in 2014, not something many England wingers do, but recently he has slipped down the pecking order for his country. His display as Quins dispatched Northampton at the Stoop on Saturday reminded all those watching how good he can be.13. Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)The west country of England is throwing up plenty of ball-playing three quarters in recent years, and the way the 23-year-old Hill created space for his outsides in the Chiefs drawn encounter with Gloucester this weekend will have had the purists purring.?12. Matt Banahan (Bath)The big man has always been hard to ignore on the field, and his form this season, culminating in his performance in Baths trouncing of Sale on Friday night, has reignited the Banahan for England campaign.?11. Cian Kelleher (Connacht)Over 120 metres gained from 15 carries - not to mention two tries - in Connachts big win over Ulster on Friday night means this 22-year-old Dubliner waltzes into our Lions team.?10. ?Jason Tovey (Edinburgh)The 27-year-old from Newport has impressed everyone since arriving in the Scottish capital this season, and he had the ball on a string in his sides towelling of Benetton Treviso on Saturday.?9. Greig Laidlaw (Gloucester)The inspirational Scottish skipper will always be in the mix, and not just because his ability from the tee frees up the selectors in terms of goal-kicking. His Gloucester side have endured a tough beginning to the season that was typified by a draw with Exeter this weekend, but under Laidlaws leadership you get the feeling theyll turn it around.FORWARRDS8. Old Skool Australia Sale. Ben Morgan (Gloucester)Another currently suffering from the Kingsholm blues, but the man with 61 England caps retains his ball-playing ability and rugby nous, and Eddie Jones will be watching closely to see how Morgan handles the cherry and whites current adversity.?7. Will Welch (Newcastle Falcons)The Falcons young skipper is acquitting himself well in a solid start to the season for Dean Richards men, and his ball-sniffing efforts were rewarded with a try in his teams win over struggling Bristol on Saturday.6. James King (Ospreys)The Welsh blindside was everywhere in Ospreys big win over Cardiff on Friday night, and is showing the kind of form that could see him add to his eight caps in the near future.?5. Graham Kitchener (Leicester)An old-school performance by the Tigers against Worcester relied heavily on men like their 121kg second-row, who grabbed himself a try for his efforts.?4. ?Maro Itoje (Saracens)It would be sheer folly to suggest anyone other than Itoje in the number four jersey in New Zealand in 2017, and his contribution to Saracens victory over Wasps on Sunday afternoon was just another extremely good day at the office for the England man.3. Kieran Brookes (Northampton)Some things may not be functioning yet this season for the Saints, but the scrum is not one of them, and their tighthead props efforts in a losing cause against Quins this weekend will have been duly noted by former front rowers like Warren Gatland and Eddie Jones.?2. Dave Heffernan (Connacht)The 25-year-old from County Mayo was a constant thorn in the side of Ulster as they lost to Connacht on Friday night, and Heffernans work-rate and mobility should see him called up for his country before too long.?1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens)The Sarries loosehead was at the centre of another suffocating tight five display by the champions against Wasps on the weekend, spearheading a dominant scrum and even nicking himself a try.? ' ' '