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Hendricks scores 2 goals to lead Oilers past Islanders 5-2

  • Edmonton Oilers Jeff Petry (2), Jordan Eberle (14) and Taylor Hall (4) celebrate a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Edmonton Oilers Jeff Petry (2), Jordan Eberle (14) and Taylor Hall (4) celebrate a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Islanders Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall (4) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    New York Islanders Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall (4) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Islanders Jaroslav Halak (41) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers Teddy Purcell (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    New York Islanders Jaroslav Halak (41) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers Teddy Purcell (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Matt Hendricks scored a pair of goals and the Edmonton Oilers topped the New York Islanders 5-2 on Sunday night.

Jordan Eberle, Derek Roy and Matt Fraser also scored for the Oilers, who won for just the third time in their last 25 games. Edmonton, however, improved to 2-0-2 in its last four games since interim head coach Todd Nelson took sole possession of the Oilers' bench, with general manager Craig MacTavish moving back upstairs.

Johnny Boychuk and Brock Nelson scored for the Islanders, whose three-game winning streak ended. New York is 7-2-1 in its last 10.