Edmonton Oilers overtakes Coyotes for fourth straight win – Edmonton | The Canadian News

The Edmonton Oilers brought their record to 4-0 with a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

“We went awkwardly a few pucks at the beginning, we got attacked hard at the beginning and we kind of weathered the storm a bit, but I like the way we played most of the game,” said head coach Dave Tippett. “We were pretty solid.”

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Warren Foegele scored the only goal of the first period, spinning around a pair of Arizona defenders and firing a shot that passed Karel Vejmelka. It was Foegele’s first goal as a greaser.

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The Oilers joined the lead while they were tight in the second period. Zach Hyman went down the right side in a two-on-one and broke in his second of the season. Less than three minutes later, Connor McDavid entered the slot and scored the 200th goal of his career.

“It’s good to get back on the road and go back to the States and play in front of a few different fans,” McDavid said. “It was a fun year, last year, playing in a single Canadian division, but it’s good to get back to normal and play in different buildings.”

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Dysin Mayo put the Coyotes on the board early in the third. Mayo, a former Edmonton oil king, was playing in his first NHL game. The Oilers responded with power play goals 1:53 apart. Zach Hyman took advantage of a McDavid goal, then McDavid converted a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins pass.

Mikko Koskinen made 26 saves. Nugent-Hopkins had three assists. Tyson Barrie had two.

The Oilers visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. 630 CHED coverage begins with the Face-to-Face Show at 6pm. The game starts at 8 p.m. M.

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