Slumping Kings the Latest Chum for Sharks on Road Streak

Coyotes turn tail in tough 8-4 loss to Oilers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2008 5:38 AM CDT
Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner, not shown, scores on Phoenix Coyotes' Ilya Bryzgalov, of Russia, during the first period of NHL hockey action, on Tuesday, March 18, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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. (Read more NHL stories.)