The Sharks didn't have much trouble against the NHL's worst team yesterday, cruising to a 2-1 victory over the Kings with backup goalie Brian Boucher in the net. San Jose stretched its road win streak to a league-best nine games, and has only lost one of its last 13, reports the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, in Edmonton:
The Coyotes crumbled at the hands of the Oilers' special teams, going belly-up to allow an 8-4 loss. Phoenix moved to a quick 2-1 lead in the first, but Edmonton got three goals on power plays and two more while shorthanded. Add those to Curtis Glencross's back-to-back scores in the third and you have the Oilers' best scoring night since 2003.