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Hall, Draisaitl three points each as Oilers beat Devils 5-1

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EDMONTON - Leon Draisaitl and Taylor Hall each recorded a goal and two assists as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a three-game losing skid with a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday.

Oscar Klefbom, Jordan Eberle and Mark Letestu also scored for the Oilers (7-12-1), who won for just the second time in seven outings.

Kyle Palmieri had the lone goal for the Devils (10-8-1), who lost their second game in a row.

Edmonton started the scoring seven minutes into the opening period when Hall made a terrific feed in front and Draisaitl was able to deflect the puck at full speed past Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid. It was the seventh goal and 15th point in 10 games for the German-born forward, who would add two more assists in the game to up that total to 17.

The Devils tied the game on the power play six minutes into the second period as Palmieri was able to walk in and pick the top corner on Oilers starter Anders Nilsson.

Edmonton got that goal back a minute later as Teddy Purcell spotted Klefbom creeping in from the point and the Oilers defenceman was able to send the feed into a wide-open net.

The Oilers made it 3-1 early in the third on the power play as Eberle was allowed to take several whacks at the puck from the side of the net before banking it in off the skate of Devils forward Lee Stempniak.

Edmonton added to its lead with seven minutes left as Letestu picked off a pass and sent a shot that went off Kinkaid's glove and in.

The Devils pulled their goalie with more than three minutes remaining and it led to an empty-net goal by Hall with an assist to Draisaitl.

Notes: The Devils return to the ice on Sunday, finishing off a three-game Western Canadian road swing in Vancouver. The Oilers kick off a five-game trip in Washington on Monday??? Out of the lineup for the Oilers were Connor McDavid (collarbone), Justin Schultz (back), Rob Klinkhammer (leg), Luke Gazdic (illness) and Andrej Sekera (illness)??? Missing with injuries for New Jersey were Tuomo Ruutu (foot) and Patrik Elias (knee)??? Backup goalie Kinkaid made his fourth start of the season in place of Cory Schneider.

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