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Well, that was a rout.
The Edmonton Oilers put the gas pedal down early Friday night in a 7-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
It took all of five minutes for them to build a 3-0 lead over the Kraken with Zach Hyman, Klim Kostin and Darnell Nurse all getting on the board. Hyman’s came on the powerplay where he tipped home a Connor McDavid pass, while Kostin snuck in back-door and made a beautiful move to put to puck in the top shelf. For Darnell Nurse, he blasted home a shot from the point.
Five minutes later, it was Jesse Puljujarvi who scored his fourth of the year to extend the lead to 4-0. Like he has all year, he got to the dirty area in front of the net and cashed in a no-look feed from McDavid.
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Seattle got one back 30 seconds after Dylan Holloway had his first NHL fight, as Daniel Sprong put one short side on Stuart Skinner.
The Oilers, however, responded well. Both Kostin and Hyman came back scoring their second goals of the night. Brandon Tanev would add one back for Seattle at the 7:33 mark.
McDavid must’ve felt a little bored because he made quick work of a scoring chance at the 10:43 mark of the third to score his 32nd goal of the year.

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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]