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Petrell, Hall lead Oilers past Jets 5-3; Edmonton scores four times in third

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WINNIPEG - Lennart Petrell and Taylor Hall both had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers scored four times in the third period to down the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Monday.

Petrell assisted on Hall's winner at the 9:24 mark of the third as Edmonton (25-31-6) had its third win in four games. Ryan Whitney, Ryan Jones and Jordan Eberle also scored for the Oilers.

Edmonton improved its road record to 9-20-2 with the win.

Kyle Wellwood and Alex Burmistrov both scored in the second period for Winnipeg (30-27-8), while Nik Antropov added a goal with 1:10 left in the game.

Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien added two assists to extend his points' streak to a career-high seven games with two goals and 11 assists during that span.

Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves for the win, while Ondrej Pavelec stopped 20 shots for the Jets.

The loss may hurt Winnipeg in the long run. The eighth-placed Jets had an opportunity to put distance between them and the idle Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Those two teams are one and three points behind Winnipeg for the East's final playoff spot, respectively.

The Jets are now 4-1-2 in their last seven games. The Oilers are 3-3-0 in their last six.

Edmonton outshot Winnipeg 12-7 in a scoreless first period that didn't have any penalties.

Both teams used the power play to kickstart the game's scoring in the second.

Wellwood's scored his 13th of the season while Hall was in the penalty box for hooking.

Burmistrov sent a pass across the front of the net to Wellwood at the side of the crease and he slapped the puck past Dubnyk at 15:45.

Just 22 seconds later, Winnipeg forward Evander Kane was sent to the box for roughing, Whitney scored his second goal of the season with a low shot from just inside the blue-line that went by a screened Pavelec at 18:13.

Winnipeg made it 2-1 during a four-on-four with 31 seconds left in the period on a goal that looked a lot like Wellwood's.

This time, it was Byfuglien who sent a pass across the front of the net to Burmistrov at the side, who fired in his own 13th of the season.

Both teams went 2-for-3 on the power play. Heading into the game, the Oilers' power play was ranked third in the league at 21.2 per cent, while Winnipeg's was eighth (18.9).

Jets right-winger Blake Wheeler was called for high-sticking 34 seconds into the third period and Jones had his 14th goal of the season when he poked the puck in during a scramble at the front of the net to make it 2-2.

Edmonton took the 3-2 lead 35 seconds later on a turnover.

Petrell stole the puck from Jets defenceman Randy Jones at Edmonton's blue-line and then skated in and sent a low wristshot between Pavelec's pads at 2:29.

Hall scored his 23rd of the season at 9:24 with a shot from the high slot that went through the five hole.

Eberle had his 28th of the year at 17:34 and Antropov put in his ninth goal of the season during a power play at 18:50.

Notes: Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, who began his NHL career with the original Jets franchise in 1994-95, didn't make the trip because of a groin injury. ??? Jets defenceman Zach Bogosian missed his seventh straight game with an upper-body injury. ??? Winnipeg is 4-1 against Northwest Division opponents this season. ??? Edmonton hosts St. Louis on Wednesday. Florida visits Winnipeg on Thursday.

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