Marchessault scores twice, Golden Knights beat Oilers 6-3

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Marchessault scores twice, Golden Knights beat Oilers 6-3
Vegas Golden Knights celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and an assist to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Sunday night.

William Karlsson, Cody Eakin, Max Pacioretty and Reilly Smith also scored, Smith tacked on two assists and Colin Miller had three. The Golden Knights have won two of their last three to improve to 9-11-1.

Connor McDavid, Alex Chiasson and Leon Draisaitl scored for Edmonton. The Oilers are 9-10-1 after dropping six of seven.

The Golden Knights scored three goals in a 2:12 span early in the second period. Eakin tied it at 2 with a short-handed goal at 2:21, Pacioretty struck at 3:53, and Marchessault added a power-play goal at 4:33.

Vegas added to its lead 34 seconds into the third on a redirect by Marchessault, his 10th, and piled on with another goal by Smith three minutes later. Edmonton got one back from Draisaitl shortly after that.

Edmonton scored 52 seconds into the game on its first shot when McDavid tipped Matt Benning’s shot that had goalie Marc-Andre Fleury completely going in the opposite direction. McDavid has 12 goals this season.

Notes: It was the first of four meetings between the eams this season. Edmonton won three of four games last season against the reigning Western Conference champions. … Vegas defenseman Nate Schmidt made his season debut after serving a 20-game suspension for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. … Chiasson has eight goals in 14 games. He signed with Edmonton after coming to the team on a training camp tryout.

UP NEXT:

Golden Knights: At Calgary on Monday night.

Oilers: At San Jose on Tuesday night.

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