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Ducks’ losing streak extends with 7-3 loss to Oilers

Ducks center Trevor Zegras skates.
Ducks center Trevor Zegras scored in the team’s 7-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
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Leon Draisaitl scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers routed the Ducks 7-3 on Thursday night to remain unbeaten under new head coach Jay Woodcroft.

Evander Kane, Derek Ryan, Jesse Puljujarvi, Warren Foegele and Zach Hyman also scored for the Oilers, who are 9-1-2 in their last 12 outings and 4-0 under Woodcroft.

Mike Smith made 27 saves. Connor McDavid and Ryan McLeod each chipped in a pair of assists.

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Adam Henrique, Sonny Milano and Trevor Zegras scored for the Ducks, who have lost four in a row. John Gibson allowed seven goals on 41 shots.

Anaheim took the lead with a power-play goal 4:39 into the opening period as Henrique tipped a shot by Cam Fowler past Smith.

The Ducks got another power-play score with six minutes left in the first period, as a shot by Zegras was redirected into the net by Milano, his 11th.

Edmonton got on the board with a power-play goal with 1:14 left in the first as Kane sent a wrist shot past Gibson for his fourth goal in nine games as a member of the Oilers.

After a video review denied an Anaheim goal, the Oilers pulled even four minutes into the middle period as Ryan tipped a long shot by Cody Ceci into the net.

Edmonton moved ahead 7:26 into the second period as Puljujarvi scored his 12th, flubbing a shot off his own skate and past Gibson. Puljujarvi was injured on the play and ended up leaving the game.

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The Oilers added another goal at about the midway mark of the second as a nice feed from McLeod allowed Draisaitl to tap home his 34th.

Edmonton scored its fifth consecutive goal 4:21 into the third on a one-timer by Foegele.

Anaheim got one back midway through the third when Zegras scored high over Smith.

Draisaitl restored the three-goal lead, stripping a puck and then sending home his second of the game — his 12th multiple-goal game of the season.

Just over a minute late, Hyman scored his 16th on a backhand.

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