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Hamilton, Bruins surge past Oilers 5-2 in 3rd

BOSTON (AP) — Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists during a third-period flurry that sent the streaking Boston Bruins to a 5-2 win over the skidding Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

The Bruins scored three times in a span of 2:34 to erase a 2-1 deficit on the way to their fourth straight victory. Boston won its 13th in a row against the Oilers, who have not beaten the Bruins since Oct. 17, 2000.

Tuukka Rask finished with 24 saves for Boston, which also got goals from Loui Eriksson, Carl Soderberg, Reilly Smith and Milan Lucic.

Ben Scrivens made 27 saves for Edmonton, which lost its fourth consecutive game.

Boyd Gordon scored in the first period and Mark Arcobello deposited a rebound 1:44 into the third to give the Oilers a 2-1 lead.

Hamilton and Soderberg assisted on Eriksson’s goal that tied it at 2 with 8:56 left, then Soderberg put Boston ahead 1:25 later with a power-play goal off a centering pass from Patrice Bergeron.

Bergeron made the pass while being taken down by Edmonton’s Nikita Nikitin, who was called for tripping on the play. Boston capitalized on the power play again when Hamilton scored with 6:22 remaining.

Lucic, playing his 500th career game, added an empty-netter with 7 seconds left.

Smith scored late in the first to tie it 1-all.

NOTES: The teams combined for only 13 shots in the first period. … Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference did not play against his former team as he sat out the second of a three-game suspension for an illegal hit against Vancouver’s Zack Kassian on Saturday. … Edmonton’s Iiro Pakarinen made his NHL debut.

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