Drake Caggiula and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers knocked off the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 Saturday night at Rogers Place.
Laurent Brossoit, starting a game for the first time since February 21, made 24 saves for his second straight win.
The Oilers scored on their first shot of the game just 1:54 in when Benoit Pouliot deflected home a Matthew Benning point shot. Sven Andrighetto tied it just 2:39 later. The Oilers took the lead for good at 10:47 of the period when Leon Draisaitl rifled home a one-timer. Caggiula and McDavid earned the assists. Draisaitl and McDavid extend their points streaks to seven games.
After a scoreless second period, Caggiula and Nugent-Hopkins added power play goals in the third.
Benning left the game with 10:47 left after blocking a shot that appeared to go off his right knee, however head coach Todd McLellan said that Benning was walking after the game.
Andrej Sekera had two assists.
The Oilers improve to 41-25-9 on the season. They’re tied with Anaheim and San Jose atop the Pacific Division with 91 points. They’ll host Los Angeles on Tuesday and will clinch a playoff spot with a win. (jrw)