EDMONTON, Alberta – Dustin Penner, Ryan Jones and Shawn Horcoff scored in a 5:47 span early in the second period to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday night.
Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves for Edmonton, three nights after stopping 37 shots in a 4-0 home victory over Calgary in the Oilers' first game under coach Tom Renney.
Marty Reasoner scored twice in the second period for the Panthers in their season opener.
Penner opened the scoring at 1:33 of the second, tipping Tom Gilbert's hard shot from the point past goalie Tomas Vokoun. Jones made it 2-0 at 5:34 when he tipped in Jim Vandermeer's shot.
Reasoner beat Khabibulin to the stick-side corner at 6:11, but Horcoff restored the two-goal margin at 7:20. Taylor Hall, the first overall draft pick this year, assisted on the goal for his first NHL point.
Reasoner completed the scoring with 2:09 left in the period.
Vokoun made 10 saves for the Panthers.
NOTES: The Panthers will continue their Western Canada swing in Vancouver on Monday night. The Oilers are off until Thursday night in Minnesota. ... It was the only meeting between the teams this season. ... Darcy Hordichuk played his first game for Florida after being acquired in a trade with Vancouver on Wednesday.