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.

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“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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