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Dec 23, 11:33 PM EST

Gagner scores 2, Coyotes top plummeting Oilers 5-1

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Sam Gagner had two goals and two assists against his former team as the Arizona Coyotes beat Edmonton 5-1 on Tuesday night, handing the Oilers their eighth consecutive defeat and 19th in 20 games.

Martin Erat, Keith Yandle and Brandon Gormley also scored for the Coyotes, who won for the third time in their last 13 games - with all three victories coming against Edmonton. Arizona (12-18-4) swept the five-game season series.

The Coyotes extended their point streak against Edmonton to 18 games, the longest in franchise history against one opponent. Their last loss in regulation to the Oilers came on Jan. 25, 2011.

Justin Schultz had a goal for the plummeting Oilers (7-21-7), who fell to 1-17-6 against Western Conference opponents.

Arizona took a 1-0 lead 1:44 into the first period on the game's first shot. Gagner took a bad-angle shot on net that somehow got past goalie Ben Scrivens for his fourth of the season.

The Coyotes scored on their third shot of the game as well, 5 minutes in. Connor Murphy sent a point shot on net that Erat tipped in. Scrivens was then pulled, with Viktor Fasth coming in to replace him.

Edmonton got one of those early goals back just more than a minute later when Schultz's shot was inadvertently deflected by Arizona's B.J. Crombeen past his own goalie, Devan Dubnyk.

The Oilers ended up outshooting Arizona 13-8 through 20 minutes.

The Coyotes made it 3-1 at 7:54 of the second when Doan spotted a wide-open Yandle streaking in from the point and fed him the puck from behind the net to set up a hard shot that beat Fasth.

Arizona made it 5-1 early in the third on two goals just 13 seconds apart.

The first one came 4 minutes in as a shot from Gormley that was going well wide hit defender Oscar Klefbom's left skate and caromed into the Oilers net.

Gormley factored in on the next goal as well, as his point shot was tipped by Gagner for his second of the game.

NOTES: Both teams take a holiday break until Saturday, when the Oilers visit Calgary and the Coyotes return home to face Anaheim. ... Gagner had one point in his first four games against Edmonton this season. ... Oilers rookie Leon Draisaitl returned to the lineup after sitting out against Dallas, the first time this season the 2014 third overall draft pick has been a healthy scratch. ... Edmonton forward Matt Hendricks was out with an illness, paving the way for the return of Luke Gazdic. Also out for the Oilers were Benoit Pouliot (foot) and Nikita Nikitin (back). ... Gormley returned from a lower-body injury, but Lauri Korpikoski (lower body) remained out.

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