Of course, the Kings’ exclusion from the postseason – for the fourth consecutive season – has long since been a foregone conclusion, so they were able to enjoy a moment of California hockey history. With his first-period goal, winger Noah Clarke became the first California-born player to ever score a goal for the Kings. Clarke, a native of La Verne, was playing in his 15th NHL game. Kings goalie Mathieu Garon, winless in six starts since Jan. 6, earned the victory. Michael Cammalleri scored two goals as the Kings broke a five-game losing streak. Rob Blake, who had missed four games with a strained groin, returned and had a goal and two assists. The Oilers, expected to be a Stanley Cup contender this season, have fallen into 11th place in the West and have lost eight consecutive games, so they were the perfect prey for the young Kings. The Kings had some shining moments Monday. The first one came just 2:05 into the game. Dustin Brown whiffed on a shot from the left of the net but the puck slid to Clarke, who fired a shot from the middle of the faceoff circle. Clarke’s shot, to the far post, cleanly beat Edmonton goalie Jussi Markkanen to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. The Kings extended their lead at the 5:27 mark when Aaron Miller took a slap shot from near the right boards. The long rebound came to Alexander Frolov, who slapped in a one-timer for a two-goal lead. Cammalleri’s neutral-zone turnover led to Toby Petersen’s shorthanded goal in the first period, but Cammalleri scored his first goal of the game 9:39 into the second period to give the Kings a 3-1 lead. [email protected] (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Despite their 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, in front of an announced crowd of 16,954 at Staples Center, the Kings had officially been eliminated from playoff contention before the third period. By virtue of Calgary’s shootout victory over St. Louis, the Kings became the first team in the NHL to have their playoff hopes dashed this season. With 12 games remaining in their season, the Kings can finish with no more than 83 points, and the Flames, in eighth place in the West, already have totaled 84. LOS ANGELES – Do you believe in miracles? If you’re a Kings fan, don’t bother. At least not this season.