Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl each scored three goals as the Edmonton Oilers powered their way to an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

Draisaitl added an assist, Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists, and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers (34-34-8), who moved within five points of a wild card in the Western Conference playoff race with six games remaining.

Alex Iafallo, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown and Carl Grundstrom scored for the Kings (28-40-8), who had won three straight.

Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Lewis (22) and Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell (4) fight during the third period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Los Angeles Kings’ Trevor Lewis (22) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kris Russell (4) fight during the third period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Los Angeles started the scoring just more than two minutes into the opening period as Iafallo stepped into a shot from the high slot that hit a stick and beat Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen to the glove side for his 15th goal of the season.

Nugent-Hopkins responded just more than a minute later, deflecting a pass from Alex Chiasson past Kings starter Jonathan Quick.

The goals kept coming as Draisaitl bobbed and weaved his way through the defense before scoring his 44th of the season.

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrates his hat trick against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrates his hat trick against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Oilers made it 3-1 midway through the first when Kassian picked the top corner for his 15th of the season.

Nugent-Hopkins scored his 27th on a long, high shot to give Edmonton a three-goal lead with six minutes to play. He completed his hat trick before the first period was over, scoring with 12 seconds remaining in the frame on the power play. McDavid picked up an assist for his career-high 109th point of the season.

Jack Campbell replaced Quick to start the second period.

Los Angeles Kings' Jonny Brodzinski (76) is tripped up by Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner (89) during the first period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Los Angeles Kings’ Jonny Brodzinski (76) is tripped up by Edmonton Oilers’ Sam Gagner (89) during the first period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Kings got one back eight minutes into the second when Doughty scored on a two-man advantage.

McDavid made a slick move in tight to score his 39th and make it 6-2 about 12 minutes into the period.

The Oilers kept it up with another goal a couple of minutes later when McDavid set up Draisaitl on the doorstep for his second of the game.

Los Angeles Kings' Jeff Carter (77) and Colby Cave (12) look for the rebound as Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes the save during the first period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Los Angeles Kings’ Jeff Carter (77) and Colby Cave (12) look for the rebound as Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes the save during the first period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Brown got the Kings’ second power-play goal of the game with three minutes left in the second before Grundstrom struck on a 4-on-4 with 44 seconds left.

Draisaitl got his hat trick with 1:31 to go in the third, giving him 99 points on the season.

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Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar (11) and Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell (4) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar (11) and Edmonton Oilers’ Kris Russell (4) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kings: At the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

Oilers: Host the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

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