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Edmonton Oilers beat New York Islanders for long-awaited home-ice win – Edmonton
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Edmonton Oilers beat New York Islanders for long-awaited home-ice win – Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers snapped a five-game winless skid on home ice with a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders Thursday night at Rogers Place. Their last home win was on Dec. 9.“It’s been too long for us,” Oilers forward Zach Hyman said of the home-ice win. “We started off really well and put an emphasis on playing a full 60 minutes.”“We have a lot of really proud people in our dressing room,” Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft said after the win. “I saw them come together and play hard for each other — a real team win.”The Oilers blitzed the Islanders with 18 shots on goal in the first period. They finally solved goaltender Ilya Sorokin on the power play when Leon Draisaitl fired home his 22nd goal of the season. Story continues below advertisement Late in...