Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists and David Perron scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth consecutive preseason game with a 5-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Rexall Place.
"It's fun to have a lot of success right now, but hopefully we can carry it over to the regular season," said Perron, who was acquired from the St. Louis Blues during the summer.
The Oilers are off until Friday, when they’ll face the Dallas Stars in Oklahoma City, the home of their top farm team. The Rangers continue their western Canadian preseason trip at Vancouver on Thursday -- and they might do it with a smaller roster.
"I thought we carried the play for a good part of the night," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "I'm liking a lot of the things I'm seeing, but at the same time, when you watch the games, some players are falling behind as far as the pace and the step of the NHL. There is a chance we might decide to accelerate the process of getting down on [roster] numbers."
|Marc Staal (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mats Zuccarello (1)|
1 - 0 NYR
|Taylor Hall (1) Snap shot - ASST: Justin Schultz (1), Ales Hemsky (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|David Perron (1) Tip-in - ASST: Mark Arcobello (1), Jordan Eberle (1)|
2 - 1 EDM
|PPG - David Perron (2) Tip-in - ASST: Jeff Petry (1), Jordan Eberle (2)|
3 - 1 EDM
|J.T. Miller (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Arron Asham (1), Chris Kreider (1)|
3 - 2 EDM
|SHG - Ben Eager (1) Slapshot - ASST: Ryan Smyth (1)|
4 - 2 EDM
|Jordan Eberle (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Darnell Nurse (1), Mark Arcobello (2)|
5 - 2 EDM
|PPG - Dan Girardi (1) Slapshot - ASST: Ryan McDonagh (1), Benoit Pouliot (1)|
5 - 3 EDM
|Chris Kreider Hooking - 2 min against Ryan Jones|
|Chris Kreider Interference - 2 min against Ales Hemsky|
|Arron Asham Face-off violation - 2 min|
|David Perron Holding - 2 min against Aaron Johnson|
|Ben Eager Too many men/ice - bench - 2 min|
|Taylor Hall Delaying Game-Puck over glass - 2 min|
|Mark Arcobello Slashing - 2 min against Chris Kreider|
|Derek Dorsett Unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min against Darnell Nurse|
|Darnell Nurse Unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min against Derek Dorsett|
|Tyler Pitlick Hi-sticking - 2 min against Mats Zuccarello|
|Derek Dorsett served by Danny Kristo Slashing - 2 min against Ben Eager|
|Derek Dorsett Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min|