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Edmonton Oilers cruise past Coyotes for 4th straight win

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

“We fumbled some pucks early, they came at us hard early, and we kind of weathered a bit of a storm, but I like the way we played most of the game,” head coach Dave Tippett said. “We were pretty solid.”

LISTEN BELOW: Dave Tippett

Warren Foegele scored the only goal of the first period, twisting around a couple of Arizona defenders and firing a shot past Karel Vejmelka. It was Foegele’s first goal as an Oiler.

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The Oilers added to the lead while shorthanded in the second period. Zach Hyman came down the right side on a two-on-one and ripped in his second of the season. Less than three minutes later, Connor McDavid cut into the slot and wristed home the 200th goal of his career.

“It’s nice to get back on the road and get back to the States and play in front of some different fans,” McDavid said. “It was a fun year, last year, playing in an only Canadian division, but it’s nice to get back to a little normalcy and play in some different buildings.”

LISTEN BELOW: Connor McDavid

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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 tapped in a goal mouth feed from McDavid, then McDavid converted a pass from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

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

The Oilers visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. Coverage on 630 CHED starts with the Face-off Show at 6 p.m. The game starts at 8 p.m.

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