NEW YORK, N.Y. - Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal against his former team midway through the second period and backup Viktor Fasth made 20 saves as the Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Sunday night.
Pouliot got his second goal of the season off a nifty pass from linemate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at 8:29 of the middle period to put the Oilers ahead 2-1. Pouliot was a key member of the Rangers as they reached the Stanley Cup finals last spring before he signed a five-year, $20-million deal with Edmonton in July.
Nugent-Hopkins opened the scoring at 3:19 of the first with his team-leading fifth of the season. Carl Hagelin tied it for the Rangers with 7:26 remaining in the period with his fourth goal.
Teddy Purcell's empty-net goal at with 1:27 remaining in the game sealed the Oilers' second straight win.
The Rangers lost their second straight.