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Eberle nets 2 goals, lifts Oilers over Panthers 4-1 and to season-best 3rd straight win

  • Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas (34) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner (89) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas (34) is scored on by Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner (89) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers Tomas Fleischmann (14) looks for the rebound as Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) makes the save during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Florida Panthers Tomas Fleischmann (14) looks for the rebound as Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) makes the save during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Florida Panthers' Jimmy Hayes (12) battles in the corner with Edmonton Oilers' Justin Schultz (19), Anton Belov (77) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Florida Panthers' Jimmy Hayes (12) battles in the corner with Edmonton Oilers' Justin Schultz (19), Anton Belov (77) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Eberle scored a pair of goals, and the Edmonton Oilers stretched their winning streak to a season-high three games with a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Thursday night.

Sam Gagner and David Perron also scored, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had three assists for the Oilers (7-15-2) who improved to 3-7 at home. Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves in the victory.

Edmonton was 2-9-1 in its 12 games before the winning streak started.

Scottie Upshall had the lone goal for the Panthers (6-13-4), whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Tim Thomas stopped 31 shots.

The Oilers picked up right where they left off Tuesday night in a 7-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets and scored a power-p play goal just 57 seconds in against Florida.