Oilers get first playoff berth since '06

Edmonton Oilers celebrate the win over the Los Angeles Kings at the end of the third period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The Oilers won, 2-1. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers are finally back in the playoffs.

Cam Talbot made 34 saves as Edmonton Oilers officially earned a postseason berth for the first time in 11 years with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

"It's a special feeling tonight, especially seeing how passionate the crowd was and how excited they were," Edmonton forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins said. "We've had some tough years, but it's all worth it right now."


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2t B. Orpik, Was32
2t J. Zucker, Min32
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5 D. Orlov, Was29
6t T. Oshie, Was28
6t D. Savard, Cls28
8 J. Schultz, Pit27
9t I. Cole, Pit26
9t M. Koivu, Min26
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4 D. Dubnyk, Min37
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8t F. Andersen, Tor30
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