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NHL: Oilers make Penguins pain relievers

NHL: Oilers make Penguins pain relievers

The Edmonton Oilers fooled Alex Nedeljkovic and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night with a 6-1 win to give the Oilers their fourth straight game.

Edmonton lit up the goal on four occasions midway through the period to get going and never look back.

Oilers forward Zach Hyman took advantage of the win to score two goals, moving within eight goals of the mark of 50 this season. He has never scored better than 36 goals during his career.

Connor McDavid and Ryan McLeod each had a goal and an assist, while Corey Perry and Cody Ceci also had a goal. McDavid earned a point in his 25th straight home run and joined Nathan MacKinnon (active streak of 29 games) as the second player this season to have a streak of at least 25 games.

Leon Draisaitl added to his personal stats with three assists, while Brett Kulak and Warren Voegele each contributed two goals.

Oilers goaltender Calvin Pickard made 23 stops for his eighth win of the season in 12 games. Evgeni Malkin pushed a loose puck into the slot in the back of the net with less than eight minutes left in the third period to deny Pickard a goal.

For his part, Nedeljkovic allowed six goals on 38 shots.

With less than six minutes remaining in the first half, Hyman capitalized on a one-two with McDavid to fire a rebound into the net and open the scoring.

Hyman then contributed to the Oilers' four goals in the second period. After Perry doubled Edmonton's lead, Hyman took advantage of a bizarre puck trajectory to score with a shot from the slot.

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McLeod and Cisse then scored in the second half to make it 5-0 after 40 minutes of play, and McDavid then scored his 23rd goal of the season in the third period.

The Oilers will try to extend their success on Tuesday against the Boston Bruins, while the Penguins will return to action against the Columbus Blue Jackets.