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Leon Draisaitl has 2 goals, 2 assists as Oilers beat Seattle Kraken 5-2

Nov 1, 2021, 9:48 PM

              Seattle Kraken's Alex Wennberg (21) is chased by Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Kraken celebrate a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Kraken's Alex Wennberg (21) chases Edmonton Oilers' Tyson Barrie (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Kraken's Carson Soucy (28) and Edmonton Oilers' Derek Ryan (10) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Kraken goalie Joey Daccord (35) makes the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Kraken's Jamie Oleksiak (24) and Edmonton Oilers' Zach Hyman (18) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              The Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal against Seattle Kraken goalie Joey Daccord (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Seattle Kraken's Adam Larsson (6) skates past as Edmonton Oilers' Duncan Keith (2) and Leon Draisaitl (29) as they celebrate Keith's goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              The Edmonton Oilers celebrate a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Seattle Kraken, in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Leon Draisaitl had two goals and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers extended their strong start to the season with a 5-2 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Monday night.

Oilers 5, Kraken 2: Box Score

Duncan Keith, Kyle Turris and Kailer Yamamoto also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 7-1-0. Mikko Koskinen stopped 27 shots.

Jaden Schwartz and Carson Soucy each had a goal for the expansion Kraken (3-6-1), who have lost two straight.

Joey Daccord made 18 saves for Seattle.

Edmonton scored on its first shot of the game two minutes in when Tyson Barrie’s drive deflected off Draisaitl’s skate and past Daccord.

Seattle responded a couple of minutes later as Schwartz scored his first goal of the season, battling to split the defense and then sending a backhand through Koskinen’s legs.

Two minutes after that, the Oilers regained the lead on their dangerous power play. Zach Hyman sent a pass across for Draisaitl, who scored his seventh of the season into a wide-open net. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked up his NHL-leading 11th assist on the play.

The Oilers went up 3-1 early in the second period when Keith crept up to deposit the rebound of Draisaitl’s shot.

Seattle clawed back within one with 1:20 left in the second as Soucy joined the rush and picked the top corner.

Edmonton made it 4-2 three minutes into the third as Devin Shore made a nice feed to Turris at the side of the net for the tap-in.

Draisaitl got his fourth point with 7 1/2 minutes to play as he sent Yamamoto in and he made a nice move to score his first goal in 20 games and just his second in his last 36.

NOTES: The Kraken were without leading scorer Jared McCann, who remained sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols. Also absent from the Seattle lineup were Chris Driedger (undisclosed), Marcus Johansson (undisclosed), Colin Blackwell (lower body) and Mason Appleton (lower body). … The lone player injured for the Oilers is goalie Mike Smith, who did participate in the morning practice. … Keith played his 1,200th NHL game. … Edmonton came in with the top-ranked power play in the NHL, clicking at an unthinkable 47.8% clip. The Kraken’s power play was 30th at 10.3%.

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