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Edmonton 7, Anaheim 3
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 17, 2022
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Kendrick Nicholson, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Travis Toomey, Ben O'Quinn
Attendance: 9150

Leon Draisaitl scored two goals to help the Edmonton Oilers earn a 7-3 win against the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

Edmonton's Evander Kane, Derek Ryan, Warren Foegele and Zach Hyman each had a goal and an assist, and Jesse Puljujarvi also tallied. Mike Smith made 27 saves for the Oilers, who have won four straight since Dave Tippett was fired last week and replaced by interim coach Jay Woodcroft.

Connor McDavid and Ryan McLeod had two assists each for the Oilers.

Trevor Zegras and Sonny Milano each had a goal and an assist, Adam Henrique scored and John Gibson stopped 34 shots for the Ducks, who have lost four in a row (0-3-1).

Gibson, who was pulled halfway through a 6-2 road loss to the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, was handed an early 2-0 lead on Thursday, but the Oilers came back with five straight goals beginning late in the first period.

Kane scored on a power play with 1:14 left in the opening period to cut the lead to 2-1. It was the fourth goal for Kane in nine games since he signed with the Oilers.

Ryan tipped in a slap shot from Cody Ceci to tie the score 2-2 at 4:12 of the second.

Edmonton moved ahead 3-2 on a goal by Puljujarvi. He swung and missed with his redirection try, but the puck hit his skate and went in at 7:26 of the second. Puljujarvi later left with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Draisaitl stretched the lead to 4-2 with his first goal of the game at 10:21 of the second.

Foegele made it 5-2 when he scored at 4:21 of the third.

Zegras scored from a sharp angle to make it 5-3 at 9:17, but Draisaitl came back 1:02 later with his league-leading 35th goal of the season to make it 6-3. Hyman made it a four-goal margin at 11:37.

Edmonton fell behind when Henrique (at 4:39) and Milano (at 14:14) scored on first-period power plays.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Anaheim   Edmonton
Sonny Milano 2 Points Leon Draisaitl 2
Sonny Milano 1 Goals Leon Draisaitl 2
Sonny Milano 1 Assists Connor McDavid 2
Sonny Milano 1 Power Play Goals Evander Kane 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
John Gibson .829 Save Percentage Mike Smith .900
John Gibson 34 Saves Mike Smith 27
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 30 3 2-3 3-4 8 28
Edmonton 41 7 1-4 1-3 6 29
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Oilers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Ducks have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .370 after a loss.