|Date of game: 12/23/2014
Recap: Edmonton vs. Arizona
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Sam Gagner and Devan Dubnyk, two former Oilers, led the Arizona Coyotes to a 5-1 win in Edmonton Tuesday.
Gagner scored the first and last goals for the Oilers in a four-point effort, and Dubnyk made 26 saves for the Coyotes, who snapped a two-game skid.
"I found a few things that I can really concentrate on every game," said Dubnyk. "It's about pushing, stopping and being set and finding the puck. You have to work to do those things."
Arizona also received goals from Martin Erat, Keith Yandle and Brandon Gormley. Martin Hanzal supplied three assists in the win.
Justin Schultz was Edmonton's lone scorer in its eighth straight loss.
After Ben Scrivens allowed two goals on three shots in the first five minutes of the game, Viktor Fasth relieved him and made 16 saves on 19 shots.
Gagner got the scoring started less than two minutes in. On the rush, his shot from the goal line snuck past Scrivens for the quick 1-0 lead.
Three minutes later, Erat deflected a Connor Murphy shot for Arizona's second goal of the game which ended Scrivens' night.
The goalie change gave the Oilers a temporary boost, and they pulled within one a minute later when Schultz's shot from the boards was deflected off a Coyotes stick past Dubnyk.
Arizona scored three unanswered goals to account for the final margin. Sneaking in from the blue line, Yandle received a Shane Doan pass from behind the net and snapped it by Fasth to restore the two-goal lead.
In the third period, Gormley ripped a shot from the blue line that deflected off a skate into the net for the 4-1 edge, then Gagner scored his second of the night 13 seconds later.
"It's going off our sticks and off our skates," said Oilers winger Jordan Eberle. "You just seem like you can't get a break. You have to create them."Game Notes
Arizona has a point in 18 straight games against Edmonton ... The Coyotes
outscored the Oilers 21-9 in the five-game season series sweep ... Coyotes
general manager Don Maloney is now the winningest GM in Coyotes history ...
Edmonton is being outscored 36-19 in the first period.