EDMONTON – The assault is definitely not a problem for Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.
Leonard Dreissitel scored twice and added a helper while Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists after the Oilers won his second consecutive victory with 7 victories over Minnesota Wild.
"The attack is something that comes in waves and for some reason we have not been able to find it, but we are firmly defensive," McDavid said. "It does not matter how good it is to offend if you only give up two hours a night, and you'll be in the game.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zack Cassian, Alex Chiasn and Darryl Sister also scored for the Oilers (15-12-2), winning five of their last six games.
"I think that for me and for the players, marking seven goals is rather a relief and makes you feel good about the hard work you are introducing, and now it's getting easier for me," said Oilers, coach Ken Hitchcock, who played with a record of 6: 2-1 since he took over the team from Todd McLean.
"The prize is worth the whole thing, so we'll keep pushing ahead."
Marcus Folignia and Nino Nederreiter responded to the "Wild" (15-12-2), who lost five of their last six.
"I'm concerned about every aspect of our game," said British coach Bruce Bourero.
"After the 18th game, we were third in the team, and now I'm afraid to look at where we are, right now we're falling apart, and we're like a coaching team and a team to fix this ship and get them back to learn how to play great protection, because that's what will win your games without trying to score five goals at night. "
Kam Talbot made 31 savings to win a victory after dropping out of his six previous releases. Oilers pursued Devan Dubnyk after three goals in six goals. Alex Stallock made 22 relieves.
Edmonton only boarded with his second shot, in four minutes in the match when McDavid handed it to Dresiat and he did not make any mistake in depositing his 14th goal of the season by crossing the river.
Oiler made it 2-0 0 minutes later when Dublin failed to bounce the bouncing ball and Nugent-Hopkins handed it past the wild goalkeeper.
Edmonton scored a third goal of six goals in less than a minute when McDavid scored his 15th season, causing Divova to replace Stalk with Stubble.
Minnesota boarded shortly after the middle of the first period when Folegno received a secret shot along the Talbot.
After an inexperienced second period, Edmonton regained a triangular edge in Cassian's distant shot.
The division had a goal when Niederreiter finished with a Talbot with 7:32 in the last shot.
The Oilers made 5-2 in the middle of the third when McDavid set up Draishitl for his second goal.
Edmonton attacked his lead six minutes after Keison was placed in the 12th minute of the season and received his ninth goal from the Sister in a few minutes.
The Oilers play host to Calgary Flames on Sunday, while Wild's disappeared until Tuesday when they come home to stand up Montreal.
Notes: Wild captain Mikko Koivu failed to play after he scored a knee-to-knee match by Mark Jordano in his match against Calgary Flames … Minnesota ahead Zach Parise played his 900th NHL match … Read more Valentin Zikov their debut for Oilers after they claimed early release from Carolina Hurricanes last week, and then had to wait for visa issues to resolve.