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EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Los Angeles Kings, saving themselves for the playoffs, didn't want to expend a lot of effort in their second-to-last game of the regular season.

Fortunately for them, they were playing the 29th-place Edmonton Oilers, so they didn't have to.

Los Angeles barely needed to break a sweat in dominating the worst team in the Western Conference, scoring on its first shift of the game, jumping out to a three-goal lead after 40 minutes, outshooting the Oilers 48-17 and handing Edmonton its 10th shutout loss of the season, 3-0.

Kings goalie Martin Jones made 17 saves for the shutout.

The Kings already know where they will finish in the Pacific Division (third) their first-round playoff opponent (the San Jose Sharks), so they don't have much to play at the moment, other than to stay healthy.

Nevertheless, they were up 1-0 after 27 seconds when center Anze Kopitar's 27th goal of the season got past Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth, At the nine-minute mark, it was 2-0 Los Angeles when Marian Gaborik picked up a loose puck and beat Fasth from 20 feet out.

Gaborik's first-period assist and goal gave him points in eight of his past nine games.

The Kings, who outshot Edmonton 138-69 in the first three games of the series, were up 10-4 in shots after 20 minutes and in complete control.

Los Angeles (46-28-7) continued running the show in the second period but could only increase the to lead to 3-0 when Gaborik put a quick shot through Justin Schultz's legs that handcuffed Fasth at 13:55.

Gaborik thought he had the hat trick with six minutes to go, but the goal was waved off because of goaltender interference.

Fasth stopped 45 shots for the Oilers (28-44-9).

NOTES: The Oilers added C Boyd Gordon to their growing list of players who are done for the season. Gordon, who has a minor shoulder issue, joins LW Jesse Joensuu (ankle), RW Ryan Jones (knee), RW Nail Yakupov (ankle), D Andrew Ference (chest) and LW Luke Gazdic (shoulder) on the sideline. The Oilers are down to 11 forwards for the last two games of the season. ... Injured Los Angeles D Drew Doughty and Robyn Regehr are practicing with the team and would be playing if this were the playoffs, but they are being given more time to rest and recover. ... Kings G Jonathan Quick is 12-4-1 in his past 17 games. ... Oilers C Sam Gagner had to be helped off the ice in the second period after slamming into the side boards.
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