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Talbot helps Oilers beat Kings 2-1 to clinch playoff spot

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McDavid scores in Oilers' victory (0:37)

Connor McDavid lights the lamp for the 27th time this season as Edmonton defeats Los Angeles 2-1. (0:37)

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

Connor McDavid and Eric Gryba scored for the Oilers, who have won seven of their last eight games. Edmonton last made the postseason in the 2005-06 campaign.

Jarome Iginla scored and Jonathan Quick finished with 27 saves for the Kings, who have lost four of their last five and whose playoff hopes are hanging on by a thread.

The Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks also clinched playoff spots with Edmonton's win.