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Benoit Pouliot leads Oilers past Maple Leafs 4-1; Edmonton snaps 7-game skid

  • Edmonton Oilers Anton Lander (51) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Edmonton Oilers Anton Lander (51) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer (34) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer (34) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate a goal as Edmonton Oilers Oscar Klefbom (84) skates past during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate a goal as Edmonton Oilers Oscar Klefbom (84) skates past during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Benoit Pouliot scored two goals and Jordan Eberle had a goal and two assists and the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.

Anton Lander also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a seven-game skid.

James van Riemsdyk scored for the Maple Leafs, who have lost three in a row and six of their past seven. Toronto has just one win in its past 21 road games.

The Oilers started the scoring just 53 seconds into the first period on the game's first shot as a blast from Pouliot deflected off the stick of Eric Brewer and past Toronto starter Jonathan Bernier.

Edmonton made it 2-0 at 7:16 of the first as Justin Schultz made a nice power-play pass to Eberle in front, and he picked the top corner of the net for his 19th of the season.