McDavid scores, Oilers beat Kraken 5-2 for 4th straight win

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Seattle Kraken 5-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.

Connor McDavid, Derek Ryan, Warren Foegele and Ryan McLeod also scored for the Oilers (25-18-3), who have won just their second win in their last eight home games. Jack Campbell made 29 saves.

McDavid leads the NHL with 38 goals. He extended his point streak to eight games and has at least a point in 25 of his last 26 games.

Daniel Sprong and Vince Dunn each had a goal for the Kraken (26-14-4), who have lost back-to-back after an eight-game winning streak.

Seattle went 1-0 on the power play at 3-11 in the opening period when Sprong’s shot hit a defender and deflected past Campbell, who made his fourth straight start. It was Sprong’s 15th season.

Edmonton equalized 5:52 to play in the first game as McDavid went coast to coast, taking on four defenders and dancing past a couple of them before firing a shot off his foot that hit the top corner Goalkeeper Martin Jones scored past.

The Oilers took a 3-15 lead in the second when a shot from rookie Vincent Desharnais crept under Jones and sat just before Ryan swooped in to lead in his sixth season.

Edmonton went ahead with a two-goal lead 12:30 into the second during a mad scramble when the puck broke free to Foegele, who sent a backhand into the net despite being on the ice at the time.

There were a couple of bizarre goals to start the third.

After just 22 seconds, Dunn unleashed a long shot that Campbell would have liked to have back as he pocketed it and it tipped off his glove and into it. The goal saw Dunn set the Kraken team’s record with a point in eight straight games.

However, the Oilers responded 61 seconds later when Eeli Tolvanen pocketed a puck from Hyman but straight into his own net, past a surprised Jones. Hyman was credited for his 21st goal.

Edmonton made it 5-2 midway through the third game when Dylan Holloway hit a post and the puck slammed straight to McLeod on the side of the net for easy tap-in. It was Holloway’s second assist that gave him his first multipoint game in the NHL.

NOTES: Oilers forward Evander Kane returned to the lineup earlier than expected after cutting his wrist from a skate blade on Nov. 8 in Tampa Bay and missing 31 games. After the operation, Kane was initially to be absent for three to four months. To free up roster space, forward Kailer Yamamoto and defenseman Ryan Murray were placed on long-term injured reserves, with Yamamoto unable to return until after the All-Star break. Edmonton defenseman Markus Niemelainen was sent back to the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors on Monday. … Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi was a healthy scratch. … Eliminated for the Kraken were Joonas Donskoi (torso), Chris Driedger (knee) and Jaden Schwartz (unknown).

Kraken: Hosted the New Jersey Devils Thursday night for the opener of a five-game homestand tournament.

Oilers: Hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night. McDavid scores, Oilers beat Kraken 5-2 for 4th straight win

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