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Coming home: Coyotes fall to Oilers in final leg of 14-game road trip

Dec 7, 2022, 10:36 PM
Arizona Coyotes goalie Connor Ingram (39) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Derek Ryan (10) during...

Arizona Coyotes goalie Connor Ingram (39) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Derek Ryan (10) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON (AP) — Connor McDavid had two goals and two assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice and had an assist as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Arizona Coyotes 8-2 on Wednesday night.

Derek Ryan, Leon Draisaitl, Bret Kulak and Klim Kostin also scored for the Oilers, who have won five of their last seven games.

Jack McBain and Shayne Gostisbehere scored for the Coyotes, who finished off a 14-game road trip with their sixth consecutive loss.

The Oilers opened the scoring with a power-play goal 4:37 into the first period as Nugent-Hopkins sent a wrist shot through a screen that beat Coyotes netminder Connor Ingram.

Edmonton added to its lead with 3:19 minutes remaining in the first as Ryan shrugged off a defender and scored on a backhand shot.

The power play clicked again for the Oilers 8:14 into the second period as McDavid sent it through to Draisaitl and he scored from a tight angle for his 18th goal of the season.

McDavid recorded his 50th point in just the 27th game of the season, the fastest Oiler to hit that mark since Wayne Gretzky in 1987-‘88.

Arizona got on the board with 6:17 left in the second period. McBain made a nice move in tight and scored past an outstretched Stuart Skinner in the Oilers net.

Edmonton got that goal back just 23 seconds later, as Kailer Yamamoto stole a puck at the Arizona blue line and sent Nugent-Hopkins in alone for his second of the game and 13th of the season.

The Oilers went up 5-1 with 1:21 to play in the second as Kulak blistered a shot high to the glove side that went off the bar and in.

Edmonton had a 30-10 edge in shots after 40 minutes.

The Oilers kept the pressure on in the third period as Ryan stripped a puck that went to Kostin in front and he scored his second goal of the season past Ingram at 3:19.

McDavid extended his goal streak to six games a couple minutes later, taking a pass from Draisaitl behind the net before scoring on the wraparound.

The Oilers captain made it a four-point game with seven minutes left in the third, taking a feed from Hyman and scoring on a one-timer for his 24th goal of the season.

Arizona scored with just over five minutes to play as Gostisbehere tipped in a shot by Christian Fischer.

Kostin fought Zack Kassian in the final minute, giving him the “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” on the night with a fight, goal and an assist.

ROAD TRIP

The Coyotes’ 14-game road trip started on Nov. 5, lasted 33 days, and tied an NHL record for the longest in history with the Vancouver Canucks. Arizona started the trip with three wins before going 1-7-3 after that.

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