(Los Angeles) Goals have been harder to come by in the playoffs for the Oilers, who lead the league with 325 goals in the regular season.

Coach Jay Woodcroft, however, thinks that will change.

“For us, it’s about continuing to pound the rock,” he said Saturday in Los Angeles. We know he will eventually give in. »

Edmonton is down 2-1 against the Kings heading into Game 4 on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Captain Connor McDavid scored his first two playoff goals on the power play in Game 3, but the Oilers could use more production from this squad.

McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Zach Hyman still have no even-strength points.

“We didn’t score as much as we would like,” Woodcroft conceded.

Although the Oilers’ power plays were more effective (4 of 8), the Kings had 15 chances, four of which were converted.

“It’s hard to win when you’re often one player short,” said defender Matthias Ekholm.

Along with the Kings’ consistent, smart play, goaltender Joonas Korpisalo is a big reason for the 2-1 cushion.

Fans who lamented the loss of Jonathan Quick to get the Finn probably feel better.

“It takes ugly goals, getting to the goaltender’s half circle to make it difficult for him,” said Zach Hyman of the Oilers.

“At this time of year, it doesn’t matter who scores. That’s the mentality of everyone in the locker room. If there are enough guys going to the net, we will end up scoring. »