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Roy has a goal and 2 assists to help Oilers down Blackhawks 5-2

  • Edmonton Oilers' Jeff Petry (2), Derek Roy (8) and Nail Yakupov (10) celebrate a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Edmonton Oilers' Jeff Petry (2), Derek Roy (8) and Nail Yakupov (10) celebrate a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Nikita Nikitin dives for the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Edmonton Oilers' Nikita Nikitin dives for the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) watches the puck go in the net as Edmonton Oilers' Mark Fayne (5) tries to defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) watches the puck go in the net as Edmonton Oilers' Mark Fayne (5) tries to defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Derek Roy had a goal and two assists to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

Benoit Pouliot, Jeff Petry, Nail Yakupov and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers, who are 3-1-2 under interim coach Todd Nelson since he took over sole coaching responsibilities when general manager Craig MacTavish moved back upstairs from the bench.

The Oilers had lost 20 of their previous 21 games before the recent surge.

Brandon Saad had a pair of goals for the Blackhawks, who have lost two of their last three.