EDMONTON, Alberta (AP)Miles Wood had two goals and an assist as the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
Ryan Graves and Jesper Bratt also scored for the Devils. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 16 of the 18 shots he faced before exiting in the second period with an apparent injury. Vitek Vanecek came on and finished with 18 saves.
Connor McDavid, Derek Ryan and Leon Draisaitl scored for Edmonton, which had won five straight. Stuart Skinner had 39 saves.
Trailing 3-1 after 40 minutes, the Devils began their comeback as Wood got his second of the night at 1:14 of the third as he beat Skinner off a faceoff for his fourth of the season.
Graves tied it with 3:15 left when his shot trickled through Skinner’s legs.
Just 7 seconds later, Bratt had a breakaway and fired a shot off the post and in for his fifth of the year to put the Devils ahead. It extended Bratt’s point streak to 11 games, setting a franchise record for the longest such streak to start the season.
Edmonton scored first at 9:20 of the opening period when Darnell Nurse’s diving defensive play created a 2-on-1 that led to Zach Hyman setting up McDavid for his league-leading 12th.
The Devils tied it 3:02 later as a turnover by the Oilers in the neutral zone turnover led to Wood sending a quick wrist shot past Skinner.
Edmonton regained its lead 8 minutes into the second as Ryan tipped Tyson Barrie’s shot into the net for his second goal in two many games.
After Blackwood came out of the game during an Oilers power play, Draisaitl got a pass from McDavid and scored his sixth on the first shot against Vanecek at 9:26. It extended Draisaitl’s points streak to six games.
HONORING THE PAST
Edmonton added Ryan Smyth and Lee Fogolin to the team’s Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony. Smyth ranks second in franchise history in games played (971), fifth in goals (296), and eighth in points (631). Fogolin was a defenseman on the Oilers’ first two Stanley Cup championships in 1984 and 1985.
Devils D John Marino played his 200th game. Marino was originally an Oilers draft pick, but never played for them.
Devils: At Calgary on Saturday night to wrap up a three-game trip.
Oilers: Host Dallas on Saturday night to finish a three-game homestand.