EDMONTON — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid each had a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers exploded for an 8-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

Oscar Klefbom, Patrick Maroon, Matt Benning and Mark Letestu also scored for the Oilers (7-9-2), who snapped a two-game losing skid.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and James Neal scored in response for the Golden Knights (10-6-1), who have lost three of their last four games.

Edmonton got a good start to the game with a short-handed goal six-and-a-half minutes into the first period when Klefbom converted a two-on-one pass from Jujar Khaira to beat Vegas goalie Maxime Lagace.

The Oilers made it 2-0 on the power play with just over two minutes left in the opening period as Maroon fed the puck from behind the net to Nugent-Hopkins, who scored his seventh of the season.

Maroon got a goal of his own just 57 seconds later, beating Lagace up high on a shot from the slot.

Edmonton padded its lead midway through the second when Benning redirected a Klefbom shot on its way to the …read more


Source:: Sportsnet.ca

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