Puljujarvi scores two goals for Oilers in win against Senators


EDMONTON — Jesse Puljujarvi scored his first two NHL goals in more than two years for the Edmonton Oilers in a 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Place on Tuesday.

Connor McDavid had two assists to extend his multipoint streak to six games, and Mikko Koskinen made 23 saves for the Oilers (6-6-0), who have won a season-high three games in a row.

Cedric Paquette and Tim Stutzle scored, and Marcus Hogberg made 21 saves for the Senators (1-8-1), who have not won since their season opener Jan. 15. They conclude a seven-game road trip at the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

Darnell Nurse scored at 9:42 of the first period to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead. His point shot went in off the stick of Ottawa forward Austin Watson.

Puljujarvi made it 2-0 at 12:45 with his first NHL goal since Jan. 6, 2019. He played last season in Liiga, the top professional league in Finland.

Leon Draisaitl made it 3-0 at 14:29 on a shot off the right wing, extending his point streak to eight games (seven goals, 10 assists). He had six assists in an 8-5 win against the Senators on Sunday, the most in an NHL game since Eric Lindros had six for the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 26, 1997.

Puljujarvi scored his second at 5:30 of the second period to make it 4-0. He tipped in a point shot from defenseman Evan Bouchard, who was making his season debut and got his first NHL assist in his eighth game.

Paquette scored at 12:06 of the second to make it 4-1 after a point shot from Thomas Chabot bounced to him at the side of the net. Chabot was back in the Ottawa lineup after missing the previous game with a lower-body injury.

Stutzle scored on the power play with 29 seconds left in the third period for the 4-2 final. It was the rookie’s second goal in as many games.

McDavid has 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) during the six-game multipoint streak and 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) during an eight-game point streak.

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