The Edmonton Oilers hit a season high in goals scored with an 8-2 decision over the Arizona Coyotes Wednesday night at Rogers Place.
The Oilers hopped into the lead before the game was five minutes old with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sniping his twelfth goal of the season on the power play.
Later in the period, Oilers forward Derek Ryan got in behind the defence and went to the backhand to beat Coyotes goaltender Connor Ingram to make it 2-0.
Edmonton forward Leon Draisaitl flicked in a shot from a sharp angle for another power-play strike in the second.
Arizona got some life when Jack McBain cut in front and tucked the puck past an extended Stuart Skinner. However, Nugent-Hopkins scored 23 seconds later. Then Brett Kulak scored late in the second to make it 5-1 Edmonton.
Oilers captain Connor McDavid added two goals in the third to get up to 24 on the season.
Edmonton’s Klim Kostin had his second of the season while Shayne Gostisbehere scored for the Coyotes.
Former Oiler Zack Kassian had a fight with Kostin in the final minute.
It was the last of 14 consecutive road games for the Coyotes.
The Oilers (15-12) will host the Minnesota Wild on Friday. You can listen to the game live on 630 CHED beginning with The Faceoff Show at 5:30 p.m. The actual game starts at 7 p.m.
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